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APAC Study Found an Expansion of Enterprise AI Implementation in 2020


Artificial intelligence isn’t coming to take our jobs anytime soon, regardless of what’s predicted in science fiction movies. Today’s AI technologies are making an effort to assist humans in doing their jobs more effectively. Quite simply, it’s the future of work.

A recent IDC InfoBrief sponsored by Dataiku regarding AI maturity in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region found that the global COVID-19 pandemic did nothing to dampen the appetites of companies for cost- and time-saving AI technologies. Startlingly, the study found that nearly twice as many companies started their AI journey in 2020 compared to 2019, and those that have already started are showing more AI maturity, experimenting less, and executing more repeatedly in a more coordinated way.

“The development of AI in Asia Pacific is continuing to gather pace," said Dr. Chris Marshall, Associate Vice President of Analytics, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence at IDC Asia/Pacific and one of the authors of the InfoBrief. "We have moved from isolated AI pilots through centers of excellence and are rapidly progressing towards lo-code AI apps distributed across enterprise platforms."

To date, 43 percent of organizations investing in AI have implemented an enterprise platform to consolidate resources. While the research confirms that technology isn't the only piece of the puzzle, with the roles of data, people, and process varying along with organizations' maturity, AI platforms can be an accelerator for businesses across all stages of AI growth.

"If there's anything we can glean from this research it's that organizations that are incorporating AI into their underlying business strategies are propelling themselves farther and farther ahead of the pack," said Richard Jones, General Manager APAC at Dataiku. "Companies that want to keep pace in the next three to five years will need to start investing in and executing on AI, and the good news is many of the best practices for doing so are already in place for them to catch up."

To learn more about AI and its place in the future of work, plan on attending the Future of Work Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from February 8-11, 2022. For more information and to register, visit www.futureofworkexpo.com.

Edited by Luke Bellos

Future of Work Contributor

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