As the excitement surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) has reached a fever pitch, the buzz can distract organizations from accurately assessing which technology is right for them. Below are a few recommendations according to "Practical Artificial Intelligence for Dummies," by Narrative Science Chief Scientist Kris Hammond.
You’ll be reminded of important considerations to keep in your back pocket as you explore the AI landscape. To see Chief Scientist Kris Hammond’s full list of recommendations, visit this eWeek slideshow.
Remember your goal is to solve real business problems, not simply putting in place an “AI strategy.” Technology for technology’s sake is not a strategy. First, you need to understand what challenges are facing your business, how you wish to solve them and if there is an AI technology that aligns with the process.
Be aware of the landscape but do your homework and understand the length and breadth of the systems that are available. AI has become a buzzword so the landscape is crowded but there is early work being done to map out the available solutions. Do your research and understand all options available.
Focus on your data. You may very well have the data to support the inference or prediction, but no system can think beyond the data that you give it.
To learn more about the different technologies that make up the AI ecosystem, download our “Introduction to the Intelligent Systems Ecosystem” research brief here >>