That is exciting. It creates the opportunity for AI to become a user-driven tool, as Mary points out. That can really expand its use and the entire market for applying technology to business/user problems.
It was that type of change, allowing PC users to apply software commands, which truly drove the technology markets when people could use it without knowing the computer languages and/or commands.
Right: it's becoming increasingly possible for people to go on Websites and start creating their own AI projects. It's exciting that Lars is looking at a future where search will become radically customized through AI.
In the good/bad old days, AI was so inaccessible to many enterprises that vendors stopped using the term in their promotions. Now, it's resurfaced, but in the context of being available to "play around with." That's pretty significant, and it seems like an extension of the power to the user and flattening of heirarchy that the Internet has brought to many organizations.
Big-data has become a big point of emphasis for many businesses. While the technology is available to deploy these applications, the needed personnel often is not. As a result, analytic engineers' salaries have blown past the six-figure mark, and hiring these experts has become a challenge for IT managers.
Wells Fargo uses social software to replace email chains and help its sales team collaborate more effectively to land deals, according to Kelli Carlson-Jagersma, VP Collaboration Strategy for Wells Fargo. Mitch Wagner spoke with Carlson-Jagersma at the E2Innovate conference
A survey by JD Powers found that customer interest in product features is lessening as phones evolve. Rather than features, price is driving purchases, and that change could have a dramatic impact on how IT departments secure these devices.
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