Machine Intelligence 4 AI First: Learning from the machine
Recent studies on the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are quite clear: organizations that are proactively deploying AI present better profit figures than the average in their market. This applies to all the sectors in which they operate. Actively working with AI, organizations will eventually achieve a profit growth of almost 40 percent in less than 20 years, if we can believe the surveys. Not surprisingly, in that same period, AI will become the most important factor for economic growth (increase in GDP). More and more companies are now taking action. More than a third of the organizations apply AI at scale.
Driven by important breakthroughs in this area, major players in the tech industry such as Google, Microsoft and Salesforce argue for an ‘AI first’ agenda. Microsoft has included AI in its new mission statement and has already taken out ‘mobile first’.
We know the recent history of the ‘digital first’ era followed by the ‘mobile first’ era. How should we interpret the arrival of the ‘AI first’ era in the continuing evolution of the Internet? There are opportunities for ‘AI first’ in many areas. As with the two preceding periods, the question is once again how AI transforms your market and whether you are able to seize the resulting opportunities.