You hear it in the boardroom more and more often: AI helps you get a grip on the present and gives you a glimpse into the future. With AI, you work more efficiently, get more out of your data, and create a better customer experience. It’s one of the best ways to stay ahead of your competition. In addition, AI offers new opportunities for greater sustainability. For many industries, this is a golden opportunity.
And the technology? It’s already here. What do you need to successfully implement AI in your organization? In this blog, we’ll discuss the many benefits and applications of AI.
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AI supports our daily personal and work life
It often goes unnoticed, but AI has been part of our lives for a long time. We use search engines every day, talk to smart chatbots to get answers to our questions, and receive automatic recommendations for new products. AI has an infinite number of applications and can enrich any organization, in whichever industry you work. Think, for example, of improved planning in the logistics sector, or supporting diagnoses in healthcare. AI not only ensures more efficient processes, but also results in a more sustainable and customer-oriented policy. It automates and improves repetitive business processes so that your employees have more time for other tasks.
Better insights with AI
AI is also extremely valuable for collecting and analyzing data. Due to increasing digitization, companies have more and more data at their disposal. The challenge? These large quantities of data are often stored in different locations and it’s difficult to see which information is important. AI can help with this. With AI, you collect data on a single data platform, which makes it easier to find the right connections. This not only gives you clear insights, but you’ll also be able to predict new trends. This way, you’ll add value to your company through revenue growth, improved margins, or a more efficient supply chain. In the retail sector, for example, AI can provide a clearer picture of the relationship between customer, product, and channel. With this information, companies can optimize their customer journey and increase their turnover. All automatically!
AI has also helped optimize Microsoft’s financial processes.
Addressing concerns with a responsible AI strategy
AI offers endless possibilities and benefits to your organization. Yet there are still concerns about this relatively new technology. How do you handle this responsibly and what does it mean for the people within your company? The answer is that you need a clear strategy. Responsible AI makes you think about the values, processes, technology, and governance of your organization. Consider, for example, important issues like preventing discrimination and protecting privacy. Furthermore, you should always put your employees first and create an environment in which they enjoy working with AI solutions. And your employees? They stay.
AI simply ensures that they can focus more of their time on content and strategy. In addition, AI always needs human input to work with the right data. This means AI is not a replacement for your employees, but a valuable addition that helps your company make a bigger impact.
How to get started with AI
To get started with AI, two things are important: data and computing power. Do you wish to develop your own algorithms for your specific business needs? Then your AI technology needs a lot of time and data to learn. If you want to reap the benefits of AI faster or if your goals are more general, choose an existing solution. With this option, you can get started right away. No matter how you start, for powerful results it’s important to work with the right data. This means choosing high-quality data that’s relevant and current. You should also think about the scalability of your solution. Can it grow with your company’s changing needs? Ensuring scalability is an excellent way to get the maximum value from your AI, now and in the future. And do you want to prepare your employees for working with AI? Take a look at our AI Fundamentals training courses, AI Business School or Dutch skilling platform Werkinhetvooruitzicht.nl.
AI Business School helps you move forward (March 28 – April 1)
It’s not just technology and strategy that will make your AI solution a success — you also need the right company culture. Do you want to learn more about implementing AI in your organization? Then sign up for our AI Business School webinars from March 28 until April 1. We designed specific sessions for government, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and retail.
You’ll also get a better idea of the courses that the AI Business School offers. Our programs are easily accessible and will help you add value to your company immediately. AI is changing the way we work together. Take the first step now and prepare your company for the future!