This year, we saw artificial intelligence affect businesses in dramatic ways; from digital platforms, tools, and applications, AI and machine learning was in some ways involved. No only did these technologies impact software and the Internet industry, but it brought also other verticals such as the healthcare and other impactful industries like agriculture.
As the curtain rises for 2019, we should expect to see major changes in how organizations use AI in the new year. To keep you on the edge of your seats before that happens, here are some trends you need to aware of to take on 2019:
AI will power the next phase of digital transformation
The biggest trend in AI will be the continual acceleration in the era of digital transformation, making existing business systems smarter and smarter. With companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google already leading the way and because of technological developments, more companies in 2019 will be able to access and implement this life-changing technology into their practice.
Convergence of AI and other tech
The combination of AI and other technologies are reaching its maximum potential. However, the combination of the Internet of Things (IoT), the big data it creates and AI’s ability to make sense of it all has caused a tipping point across multiple industries.
Since IoT is all set to become the biggest driver of artificial intelligence in the enterprise, the combination of AI and other technologies is already starting to make itself felt and many of us keenly anticipate the day when virtual personal assistants will run our lives, free up our time and make us ever more effective.
More advanced AI assistants in and out of business
Consumers have been benefiting from having AI assistants in their homes for some time now with the introduction of Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and other devices. With the help of these assistant, people have been turning every day tedious tasks into simpler ones.
However, we should expect to see big changes in the tasks AI assistants can perform in the near future. AI assistants will soon be able to provide even more individualized experiences as they get better at recognizing different users’ voices, giving businesses the route to perfecting personalized experiences in their marketing strategy.
Meeting the new talent gap: AI skills
Most organizations want to embrace AI as part of their digital transformation but do not have the developers, AI experts, and linguists to develop their own solutions to deliver on the promise. The AI talent shortage goes beyond finding technical and data science experts as firms need experts in social to operational expertise to train, manage, and trust AI systems. The full potential of AI will require human talent to achieve it, especially in the early phases of implementation.
Just like you predicted and are expecting, Machine learning and artificial intelligence will become the key technology trends of 2019. From business applications to IT support, AI is going to continue to impact the industry significantly in the upcoming year.
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Jenny Schecher is a Client Services Director & Social Media Manager at The Millennium Alliance. Jenny is an avid contributor to our blog, Digital Diary, as well as all social media platforms. When she is not writing about digital transformation and technology, she is working with her team to make visions come to life at our events. (and eating all of NYC's best food.) Follow her on Instagram: @jennyschecs or find her on LinkedIn!
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