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:
Our AI in Banking Vendor Landscape and Capability Map report details the state of various AI approaches and capabilities within specific banking functions, measuring them on their level of funding, evidence of ROI and adoption at large banks, and more. In this article, we discuss how and where banks are using natural language processing (NLP), one such AI approach—the technical description of the machine learning model behind an AI product.
Natural language processing, (NLP) is one AI technique that's finding its way into a variety of verticals, but the finance industry is among the most interested in the business applications of NLP. In fact, according to our AI Opportunity Landscape research in banking, approximately 39% of the AI vendors in the banking industry offer solutions that involve NLP.
Allied Market Research estimated the value of the global autonomous vehicle (AV) industry to reach $54.23 billion in 2019, increasing to $556.67 billion by 2026 at an annual growth rate of 39.47% during that period. It follows that AI would find its way into the autonomous vehicle world. We detailed our own timeline for self-driving cars, pooling quotes and insights from executives at the top 11 global automakers.
AutonomousNEXT released a report on the opportunity that AI might create in the banking and financial services industry. The report estimated that by 2030, the potential cost savings by applying AI in banking, investment management, and insurance were $490 billion in front office operations, $350 billion in middle office, $200 billion in the back office operations.
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study revealed that the global market for drone-powered business solutions was valued at $127.3 billion in 2016. For agriculture, prospective drone applications in global projects were valued at $32.4 billion.
We previously covered the top machine learning applications in finance, and in this report, we dive deeper and focus on finance companies using and offering AI-based solutions in the United Kingdom. The UK government released a report showing that 6.5% of the UK's total economic output in 2017 was from the financial services sector. As of now, numerous companies claim to assist financial industry professionals in aspects of their roles from portfolio management to trades.
Forrester surveyed call center business leaders and found that 46% of them expect their business to grow by 5%-10% in 2019. To make this happen, Forrester reports that companies will increasingly explore the use of AI-driven chatbots and voice services.
International Data Corporation reports that the global wearables market continued to grow in the second quarter of 2018 as shipments reached 27.9 million units, an increase of 5.5% year-on-year. This growth translated to $4.8 billion year-on-year for the quarter. Smartwatches continued to be the most popular wearables.