AI is poised to drive the next wave of technological disruption across industries. Like previous technology revolutions in Web and mobile, however, there will be huge dividends for those organizations who can harness this technology for competitive advantage.
I spend a lot of time working with customers, many of whom are investing significant time and effort in building AI applications for this very reason. From the outside, these applications couldn’t be more diverse – fraud detection, retail recommendation engines, knowledge sharing – but I see a sweeping opportunity across the board: context. Without context (who the user is, what they are searching for, what similar users have searched for in the past, and how all these connections play together) these AI applications may never reach their full potential. Context is data, and as a data geek, that is profoundly exciting.
Author: Jim Webber