AI in a nutshell

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Artificial Intelligence in a nutshell

The world is being changed by the ubiquity and power of the microprocessor and software in all forms (operating systems, middle-ware, applications) in enterprises, or consumers on the go.

Technology just keeps becoming less expensive, more powerful and more available, now facilitating powerful functionality that we could perhaps dream of just a decade ago, but had no hope in hell of implementing.

Enter AI (Artificial Intelligence).

AI is the next leap in the use of computing and technology giving businesses the ability to make smarter decisions, faster, leading to more customer and market responsiveness and improved competitiveness.

Speed is very important. So is accuracy. So is customer relevance. You may enhance all of these for your business by deploying the relevant type of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

IT leaders and CIOs are usually sitting at the red hot intersection of using AI and computing to deliver these advantages for their business.

So what is AI?

Did you ever use voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa? These are great early examples of AI.

Have you seen autonomously-powered self-driving vehicles which use all manner of sensors (you can see them on their bodies) that deliver powerful predictive capabilities, from emergency braking to prevent hitting a pedestrian to warning you when you drift out of your driving lane.

Here are 10 examples of AI.

Here’s my version of the definition of AI for business:

The art of utilizing algorithms and analytical techniques applied to all kinds of data received from a variety of inputs, e.g. sensors (visual, voice, audio, proximity, electrical, chemical..) to automate actions, improve insights and speed up decisions and execution to drive business success; more growth and business profits from better and faster actions.

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