Start with Artificial Intelligence right now!

by Sharad Gandhi and Christian Ehl

The next technology to create the biggest and widest impact on all aspects of our lifestyle, all industries, and our society has arrived. It is Artificial Intelligence (AI) with its newly acquired magic of Machine Learning. AI is the next big thing!

Last time a similar situation occurred in mid-nineties. The Internet had made its first appearance in the mainstream. Most people were wondering what it was about, what are some real applications of the Internet, and who will benefit. The following 20 years has shown beyond any doubt that the Internet has created the fastest and the most revolutionary change in the history of human beings. Digital transformation of our society started with personal computers and software in the 80s. Worldwide connectivity via the Internet transformed it into useful value for the masses. We have all benefited with amazing apps of Google Search, YouTube, Google Maps/Earth, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Amazon, Instagram etc. making our lives a lot easier, interactive and better informed. Most businesses are transformed leveraging a variety of on-line services.

We live in Digitalization Age

Artificial Intelligence — the ultimate benefit of Digitalization

For example, consider self-driving cars like Tesla. These are electric cars full of advanced sensors that capture all possible data about the car and the environment in real time: speed, direction, conditions of the brakes, tires, distance from others etc. The sensors (as a part of IoT network) produce terabytes of data all the time. In addition, external information on road conditions, weather, construction sites, traffic situation, and critical information from other cars is constantly acquired via Big Data in the Cloud. All this information is processed and analyzed in real time by AI algorithms that have been constantly tuned and sharpened using machine-learning processes. The AI machine in the car determines at every moment what needs to be done next — to speed-up, brake, turn etc. AI technology has progressed so well that the self-driving cars can perform well and safely even in the chaotic environment of our busy roads. Machine Learning allows AI algorithms to improve over time, to react better to new situations, to translate the learning into better behavior, making it safer, efficient and more capable all the time.

Artificial Intelligence will transform all businesses

We believe that AI will not arrive as separate Apps, but AI will get integrated into all apps and processes, automatically sharpening the intelligence, predictability, reliability, usability and personalization of these Apps. An AI enhanced Google map of the future will most likely guide you to your destination with a lot more background information about you, your car, your habits, your preferences, road conditions, weather than today. It will make you feel that it understands you, your situation, and the environment perfectly.

Just assume: “Perfect AI” is already here

But why start now?

This article is written as part the AI&U™ (Artificial Intelligence & YOU) series by Sharad Gandhi and Christian Ehl. Watch for future articles on how to understand, learn, deploy and leverage AI for you and your organization. Our book AI&U will be published early 2017. We also offer customer workshops to help companies jump-start in transforming their business with AI.

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Internet and AI Activist // Using digital for a brighter future, while not letting the bots take over // Motto: #DO❤️Good // Business Angel, Hillert CEO