More cold water is being thrown on the notion that AI might be the next big thing for big data. Rather, a new survey finds that AI branches such as machine learning are perceived as be more useful for applications such as Internet of Things deployments where automation tools can be used to streamline business operations.
By contrast, the survey of a thousand or so IT professionals by market research GlobalData found continuing “heavy reliance” on business intelligence tools, with 40 percent ranking BI above all other tools for analyzing data. Hence, the researcher concludes, AI is likely to play a larger role on IoT deployment than data analytics.
Author: George Leopold