[Podcast] The Future of AI is Today
The notion of Artificial Intelligence has pervaded both the business world and popular culture. And, while Hollywood often portrays AI in a future world of smart robots with super-human characteristics, the truth is that AI technologies are already at work fueling important changes in the way business is conducted every day.
Artificial Intelligence provides the potential to reengineer and improve core business processes that drive the success of any enterprise organization. In many cases, those improved processes will operate in a completely different way; fully automated and autonomous, freeing up time previously taken by ‘humans’ to perform redundant and repetitive activities.
The key to gaining an advantage from AI is turning that innovation into real-world process improvement. It’s not about the technology, it’s about boosting the performance of the organization. And that is the topic of our new AIIM On Air podcast interview with author and futurist, Ash Fontana.
Ash has written an important book, “The AI-First Company", that discusses how to compete and win with Artificial Intelligence. Ash became one of the most recognized startup investors in the world after launching online investing at AngelList. He then became a Managing Director of Zetta, the first investment fund focused on AI. He has appeared in Fast Company, Bloomberg, Forbes, and CNBC, among others.
“The only trillion-dollar companies in the world are AI-first companies,” says Ash. “Google, Amazon, Microsoft; these are all companies that put Artificial Intelligence at the center of their strategy. This pervades everything: the products they are building, how they are sourcing their team, and how they think about everything from pricing to people to product.”
No longer the stuff of science fiction, Artificial Intelligence is shaping business today. AIIM research finds that 75% of organizations view digital transformation as “important” or “very important” to their organization's future viability. AI is an important ingredient in the transformation process.
Listen to this important interview on "AIIM On Air" for advice you can use today to reshape your organization into an AI-first company.
About Kevin Craine
Kevin Craine is a professional writer, an internationally respected technology analyst, and an award-winning podcast producer. He was named the #1 Enterprise Content Management Influencer to follow on Twitter and has listeners and readers worldwide. Kevin creates strategic content for the web, marketing, social media, and more. He is the written voice for some of North America's leading brands and his interviews feature today's best thought leaders. His client list includes many well-known global leaders like IBM, Microsoft and Intel, along with a long list of individuals and start-ups from a wide variety of industries. Kevin's podcasts have been heard around the world, including the award-winning weekly business show "Everyday MBA". He is also the host and producer of "Bizcast" on C-Suite Radio and the producer behind podcasts for Epson, Canon, IBM and AIIM International, among others. Prior to starting Craine Communications Group, Kevin was Director of Document Services for Regence BlueCross BlueShield where he managed high volume document processing operations in Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City. He also spent time at IKON as an Enterprise Content Management consultant working with national and major accounts. He was the founding editor of Document Strategy magazine. Kevin has also been, at one point or another, an adjunct university professor, a black belt martial artist, and a professional guitarist. Kevin holds an MBA in the Management of Science and Technology as well as a BA in Communications and Marketing.