AI Sector Overviews Articles and Reports
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:
The oil and gas industry is usually divided into three major operational sectors: upstream, midstream, and downstream. Upstream involves the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Midstream usually refers to transportation and storage stages. Downstream encompasses the various processes involved in refining and selling oil.
Government interest in AI has picked up in recent years, and many government officials are starting to ask the same questions business executives were asking two or three years ago. Governments and large NGOs are starting to invest in AI, spending budget and time on pilot programs for various AI applications and discussions with people in the field on the future implications of the technology.
Moore Stephens estimated the size of the marketing technology or martech industry around $24 billion in 2017. It follows that AI would find its way into the martech world. Numerous companies claiming to assist organizations in their marketing; we wrote a report on marketing and AI detailing this connection.
KPMG estimated the size of the automotive insurance is expected to shrink by 70% due to the rise in demand for autonomous cars and the shift in liability then being placed on the car manufacturer. With the rise of AI in most sectors, it follows that AI would find its way into the automotive insurance world. AI may allow car insurance companies to keep up with an evolving consumer base that is looking for faster service, faster payouts, and policy prices tailored to them.
In 2017, Emerj 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.