40 percent of CIOs are planning to deploy Artificial Intelligence says Gartner. (Image Source: amazonaws.com)
Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey shows that four percent of CIOs have implemented AI, while a further 46 percent have developed plans to do so.
“Despite huge levels of interest in AI technologies, current implementations remain at quite low levels,” said Whit Andrews, research vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “However, there is potential for strong growth as CIOs begin piloting AI programmes through a combination of buy, build and outsource efforts.”
As with most emerging or unfamiliar technologies, early adopters are facing many obstacles to the progress of AI in their organisations. Gartner analysts have identified the following four lessons that have emerged from these early AI projects.
1. Aim Low at First
“Don’t fall into the trap of primarily seeking hard outcomes, such as direct financial gains, with AI projects,” said Mr Andrews. “In general, it’s best to start AI projects with a small scope and aim for ‘soft’ outcomes, such as process improvements, customer satisfaction or financial benchmarking.”
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