Artificial Intelligence

AI is the buzz word in the business world but what does it mean?

AI isn’t just one thing, it is a collection of multiple intelligent technologies working together to enable machines to sense, comprehend, act and learn with human-like levels of intelligence.

It can, when applied appropriately, accelerate your business exponentially but  it isn’t a matter of plugging in a single solution.

At Emergence, we set organisations up for success with AI by combining solutions to deliver a Applied AI which will deliver value within the specific context of your organisation.

How can Emergence make your vision for deploying AI in your business a reality? Read on to find out.

Why do you need it?

  • AI, as part of well-thought through strategy, can accelerate the growth of your business exponentially. It will determine the optimal way of running services, processing orders, forecasting financials and enable you to increase your revenue.
  • Used in a ‘narrow’ context it can add value by automating apps, powering virtual assistants and optimising specific business functions.
  • Used in a wider context it can perform more complex tasks, emulating human intelligence and thinking strategically to automate decisioning and predict outcomes.

What are the pitfalls?

  • Believing the hype! Much of the narrative about AI as a sentient, autonomous ‘being’ is a long way off – right now, AI is an extension of human capabilities not a replacement.
  • AI for the sake of AI. Not having a clear AI strategy and being clear on whether AI is the right solution is the most common pitfall.
  • AI vendors have spent years selling industry-specific, task-based AI solutions. This can lead to budget being wasted on multiple AI solutions when a simplified approach to developing an Applied AI Ecosystem would work better.

Considerations for AI are complex

AI is not a panacea for every business challenge of today but if you’re looking to accelerate growth, drive efficiency and increase productivity, it might be.

Read here how AI is being appropriately deployed in the legal sector for inspiration on how it might accelerate your business. 
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