Buying and Adoption Readiness for AI (AI Zeitgeist 5 of 7)

Daniel Faggella

Daniel Faggella is Head of Research at Emerj. Called upon by the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, and leading enterprises, Daniel is a globally sought-after expert on the competitive strategy implications of AI for business and government leaders.

Buying and Adoption Readiness for AI (AI Zeitgeist 5)

This article is part 5 of a 7-part series called “AI Zeitgeist,” where we’ll be mapping out the details of AI adoption over the next 10 years and explore the critical changes in the AI ecosystem that business leaders need to understand.

In this installment of the Zeitgeist series, we’ll take a look at how the process of buying artificial intelligence solutions will change in the years ahead. Buying AI today involves wild varieties of fear and hype, and generally requires a heavy "education"-phase investment on behalf of the vendor companies.

Educating stodgy enterprises on the details of AI and data won't be going away any time soon, but as executives in large firms become more familiar with the lingo of data science—and as they develop a more reasonable understanding of viable AI use-cases—the education phase will be shorter (and the potential for vendors to make bloated claims will be reduced).

(Note: If you haven’t read the first article in the AI Zeitgeist series, you shou...

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