Business and technology have a symbiotic relationship. Without one the other would suffer; therefore, retaining this connection is critical. Contrary to popular belief, Artificial Intelligence (AI) does not pertain to a mass robo-revolution. AI, in its simplest form, is the implementation of human-based intellectual processes such as learning, reasoning, and problem-solving, into computers and programs. These programs can then be integrated into a variety of situations and roles that benefit big business. Dr. Jim Hedler, leader of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute project, which explores new uses and directions for AI technology, says “The scale of information growth – driven by the pace of information change – has reached the point where humans simply cannot handle it without the aid of intelligent computers.”
The incorporation of AI into business offers an entirely new level of data management and analysis. Automating a process with AI creates an intelligence layer that allows the system to complete high-level analytical tasks, particularly time-consuming processes and those prone to human error. On top of that, all of this learning and discovery can be reprogrammed. This could allow for massive amounts of time saved in the training process, instead of having to teach a group how to properly complete day to day tasks; a group, or even a single machine can be quickly programmed and becomes instantly trained. Other uses include intelligence-driven decision support and adaptive learning. In AI, the adaptive process is similar to the human brain. AI learning occurs as a product of evaluations, mistakes and corrections. Man and machine, using advanced mathematical functions, rich datasets, and business experience, are redefining business intelligence. Ultimately AI is paving the road to a super worker. A quick learning, rule following, trusted worker, that is always on the job.