AI for your business

KEYS TO SUCCESS



Find and validate AI ideas

find AI ideas ➜


Implementing AI

implementing AI ➜


Speed, accuracy, scalability: take it to the next level

improve your AI ➜

Why this guide?

AI has been the disruptive reason for the rise and fall of business empires.
The problem when implementing AI for your business is that you will have to deal with scientists who have the right tools but don't know how business works.

The goal of this guide is to help you learn all you need to successfully make your AI project a success and avoid wasting time and resources without concrete results.

Part I: AI for your business

Why AI?

AI technologies can benefit your business: To get ideas of what you could do, look for what you would like to improve or pain points in your current business. Also start from solution to get ideas of applications: AI technologies broadly cover these categories: monitor, understand, predict, recognize, optimize.

When you think AI, you might think self-driving cars and chatbots. But AI is not only creating new tech products, it is silently changing how very traditional business is done.

Consider these examples: To get ideas, get a free report on AI for your industry.

How could it be that startups can challenge the largest companies on the planet? AI gives them an "unfair advantage".

Is AI suitable for your business?

You can now carefully assess the potential impact of different project ideas.
The main pitfalls are twofolds:
  1. The cost/benefit is not sufficient. Sometimes the savings or potential new earnings don't justify the development.
  2. The AI does not provide the same experience than if a service is given by a human. For example, an AI concierge or nurse is not quite the same as a real human being.
Before you start implementing, a few points still need to be validated: integration with users and existing systems, availability of data, constraints on confidentiality and performance, impact on business.

Once you have found the right problem to solve, you will be able to create value for your business at scale.

Think users first

Simple is better: re-use user habits as much as possible. AI should make their work easier, not more complicated. Integration with existing workflows and IT systems can be made easy.

It is advisable to validate that a change is useful. For example, users can be shown with wireframes of the future product. A/B tests can be used to give evidence of improvements.

No AI is perfect. This is also the point to determine how to deal with errors and what accuracy is required to make a change meaningful. When accuracy is important, it can be a good idea to semi-automate. This means that the results are checked by a human and corrected if need be. It is also possible to build confidence indicators to determine what needs to be manually checked.

Roadmap

  1. Find a suitable problem to address with AI
  2. Understand how to integrate with existing processes and systems
  3. Collect and pre-process data
  4. Build a proof-of-concept
  5. Improve accuracy and speed
  6. Scale up


Implementing AI

part II: implementing AI ➜