January 31, 2018

The Neurosphere conducted a survey of leaders of major companies on the prospects for using artificial intelligence (AI). The survey was attended by over 1,000 leaders who are competent in the AI field. Of these, 42% were top leaders.

According to the survey:

  • 27% of leaders said they have already implemented the AI,
  • 16% have launched pilot projects,
  • 38% will concentrate on artificial intelligence for business,
  • 31% are wary of inability to provide the required AI specialists in the next five years,
  • 64% consider ensuring the reliability of AI-based systems to be their main task for 2019.

The results of the survey led to the conclusion that the leaders will be those companies that focus on 6 key development areas:

  • Return on investment in AI and increased in the rate of implementation of this technology
  • Training of users and specialists in the field of AI in collaborative work skills
  • Confidence in AI
  • Preparation of data, including collection and markup
  • Monetization of AI through personalization and improvement of services/goods quality
  • Using AI in combination with analytics, IoT and other technologies

The questions that the authors of the research are trying to find an answer to:

  • How to elaborate an AI usage strategy and find specialists in this field?
  • What should be done with the data so that it can be used for AI tasks?
  • How to ensure the reliability and security of AI?
  • What are the primary objectives in the field of AI data?
  • What benefits can be gained from investing in AI?
  • What is the readiness of companies for AI?

Furthermore, the regulation of AI remains an important issue. As of May 2018, more than two dozen countries had begun to develop integrated regulations on issues such as ethical standards for retraining of staff, public safety, antitrust regulation and transparency, as well as data privacy regulations.

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