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Artificial intelligence “sector overview” reports are designed to help business leaders explore the possibilities and important AI trends across industries. Search our sector overview reports below:
In 2017, TechEmergence conducted research into the applications of machine learning in marketing with 51 different AI-focused marketing executives. The AI marketing vendors we spoke to named retail and eCommerce as the top sectors ripe for applying marketing AI software. Below is a graphic from our research showing the sectors that AI marketing vendors sell into most:
Robotic process automation, or RPA, is a technology used across multiple industries to automate business processes. RPA software involves what are known as "software robots" to handle repetitive tasks traditionally handled by human employees. That said, there are no actual robots involved in the way one might see in manufacturing or heavy industry.
In the past few decades, insurance companies have collected vast amounts of data relevant to their business processes, customers, claims, and so on. This data can be unstructured in the form of PDFs, text documents, images, and videos, or structured, organized and curated for big data analytics.
According to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, the global fitness industry earned revenues estimated at $83.1 billion in 2016, up from $81 billion in 2015, and growing by 2.6%. If it continues at this rate, it should reach $87.5 billion in 2018. As of now, numerous AI vendors claim to assist gyms with signing up new gym customers, developing nutrition and fitness programs, and maintaining good customer relationships. Some offer chatbots that they claim can help gym members maintain personalized fitness regimens.
According to Deloitte, global healthcare spending is expected to grow annually by 4.1% from 2017-2021, up from just 1.3% in 2012-2016. The report suggests this growth will be fuelled by aging, rising populations, the growth of developing markets, advances in medical treatments, and rising labor costs.
Accenture forecast the Industrial Internet of Things could contribute $10 trillion to the global economy by 2030. The report also suggested that sensors, material tracking mechanisms, 3D printing, automated product design, robotics, and wearables could help manufacturers reduce costs and increase productivity. Predictive asset maintenance could potentially reduce equipment and machinery maintenance costs by up to 30% and result in up to 70% fewer breakdowns.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) have introduced new financial and accounting standards which require financial institutions to compile all their lease agreements and accounting reports electronically. These new standards may require significant changes to a financial institution's lease and contract management processes.
According to Deloitte and the Economist, global annual health spending should reach $8.734 trillion dollars by 2020, and, as mentioned in our previous report on AI for Healthcare in Asia, InkWood Research estimated the size of the artificial intelligence market in the healthcare industry at around $1.21 billion in 2016. As of now, numerous AI vendors claim to help healthcare professionals diagnose patients using machine vision. Other AI vendors claim to offer solutions for increasing adherence to drug therapy programs.