The much touted revolutionary potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a staple of discussions on technology’s role in shaping our future. No less so in the business intelligence world, as discussed in this week’s Business Intelligence blog by Mark van Rijmenam
, founder of the online big data knowledge platform BigData-Statups.com. With the increasing datafication of everyday life, argues Mark in his post ‘Is Artificial Intelligence About to Change Doing Business Forever?
', AI has the power to gather knowledge, reason, learn, plan intelligently, communicate, perceive, and manipulate objects. As a rapidly growing industry, artificial intelligence is poised to make many human-based tasks redundant in the near future, and its potential is enormous. A cautious approach is prudent, however, as Mark notes that AI has long been subject to an overvaluation in terms of its realistic capacity, and has only recently started to become a practical solution to the problems of big data and business intelligence. “Venture capital firms investing in these companies,” he writes, “thus need to have a very long investment horizon.” You can follow Mark on Linked In
, and on his company’s page above.
Next up we’re going to have a look at a post by Rajiv Leventhal, which has been been getting a lot of attention on Twitter as of late. It would seem intuitive that with the massive amounts of patient data that the healthcare system amasses on a daily basis, the healthcare system would be at the leading edge of business intelligence. No so, says Rajiv, noting that in a recent survey of over 250 healthcare professionals, including senior-level heath IT executives and medical staff such as CIOs, directors of information systems and clinical informative, physicians, and chief nursing officers, over half of them noted that they had not introduced a BI system into their work. You can follow Rajiv at his LinkedIn profile