The future: man vs. machine?
In the near future, AI will make our daily lives and jobs a lot easier. It will help us make decisions faster, more consistently, and with a better understanding of their impacts. Next to that, it will also have a major role to play in tackling the challenges of our time, like energy management, treating diseases and climate change.
In a first phase AI systems will mainly interface and collaborate with humans, interact more fluently with machines, and augment and enhance our capabilities. While our trust grows, AI systems will interact increasingly with ERP systems, machines, etc. Eventually, the human factor will become less and less important.
Since AI can bring us so many insights and significant value, we should embrace this evolution. But, as is the case with all new technologies, there are a number of challenges and threats we should be vigilant about, such as its socio-economic impact and ethical and privacy considerations. From a technical perspective, we need to ensure that we stay in control. We don’t want algorithms to communicate among each other without having some form of control over the outcome.
The bottom line is: don’t be afraid, don’t deny it, and don’t be reluctant. Start thinking about the value AI can bring to your business today. Identify the most important opportunities and stakeholders, and begin by planning your roadmap. Our team of AI experts at delaware is happy to guide you on your way.