Artificial Intelligence: How Can your Business make most of it?
The PWC’s 2021 AI survey, claims that AI is now widely used, up from 18% last year. Another 54% are on their way now. They’ve gone well beyond simply setting the groundwork. Many people are benefiting from AI right now, in part because it has proven to be a highly successful response to the COVID-19 crisis. In reality, most businesses that have completely embraced AI are already reaping significant benefits.
Too many AI investments turn out to be “beautiful shiny objects” that fail to pay off. Most businesses are looking forward to changing their talent strategies, organizational structures, business strategies, development processes, and risk mitigation measures for an AI-driven environment.
Artificial Intelligence for Employment: What it can do and what not?
According to a World Economic Forum report, by 2025, 50 % of workplace operations will be automated by machines. Nearly half of corporations intend to downsize their staff by 2022, while technology is predicted to create new roles in the industry. Another important point to remember is that job demand differs by region.
The type of work being considered has a lot to do with the whole AI job-replacement craze. Human intervention cannot be substituted, even if certain components of a job are vulnerable to automation.
Machines are excellent at repeating a task with a high level of accuracy and consistency; thus, we can safely predict that AI will take over a wide range of tasks.
However, among AI’s objectives, trying to solve a sophisticated problem still remains a ridiculous idea. Change is the only constant, and while some jobs are eliminated, other ones are created to fill the void. According to some estimations, 65 % of today’s students will end up in jobs that do not exist today.
When it comes to tactics and strategy, problem-solving sensitivities, adaptable thinking, and out-of-the-box talents, AI is still lagging behind the human brain. After all, artificial intelligence can only imitate the human brain.
So, it appears that AI will eliminate the monotonous jobs on the table (such as data entry and a certain level of accounting), but human resource-based jobs such as customer service, sales and marketing, innovation, and research, as well as specialized jobs in the field of AI, will continue to be in high demand.
For those of you wondering what you should be doing to save your career, upskilling and training your employees will put you ahead of the game.
What can organizations do to bring the best out of AI?
Assess your risks and develop a testing and monitoring strategy
Examine how AI affects your financial, operational, and reputational risks, regardless of where you (or your partners) use it. To support trust in your AI program, update the controls around its use as needed. Make sure they cover every stage of the AI life cycle.
Accelerate the governance process
Because AI is constantly learning and growing, your governance must stay up. Your responsible AI toolset must be on all the time, always monitoring model performance, bias potential, and new sources of risk – and continually adjusting.
Put your ethics into action
Your AI must embody your ideals, or it will betray them (automatically). Create frameworks and toolkits to evaluate current and prospective AI models on a regular basis, ensuring that they are not just understandable and resilient, but also fair and ethical.
How Can your Business Build an AI-Proof Workforce?
Upskilling is crucial, but it is insufficient to meet the expectations of an AI-driven workplace. AI is expected to have a long-term impact on job growth, but these positions will be different from those that existed previously. Business leaders must reconsider what they will require from this future workforce.
Your IT teams will be affected by many new jobs, and team members will need to adjust by adopting new methods of working and thinking. The development of AI models differs significantly from the development of the software. To convert data (such as invoices) into output, the software is usually rule-based and follows set rules (payments).
An AI model, on the other hand, is dynamic and works with probability rather than absolutes. It may use both data and output to adapt to new suppliers and invoice formats on a constant basis, and then alter its own algorithms to forecast the number of future invoices.
Constantly changing, always learning Agile software development, with its linear, iterative approach and rigorous handoffs, will be rendered obsolete by AI. Instead, AI teams must work like scientists, continually testing, trying, and learning. With time, not only your AI and technology teams, but your entire workforce will be guided by this strategy. Your business can get there, but it must act quickly.
The Next Steps
Put all 3 A’s together
When AI, analytics, and automation are all part of a coordinated effort — whether through a single hub or centralized governance — you can better monetize data, create a data-driven culture, and decrease risk.
Choose a platform
Give AI the technical support it requires, such as a platform architecture tailored to your specific data sources, business processes, and use cases. Some companies may wish to develop this platform in-house. Others will discover that relying on third-party providers is more cost-effective.
Focus on new possibilities
Continuous collaboration between engineers, data scientists, and line-of-business managers and personnel is required to find and seize the new business prospects presented by AI simulations and projections. Establish unambiguous handoffs and lines of communication to avoid squabbles.
There is currently a shortage of talent with the expertise and skills needed to effectively construct, fuel, and manage these technologies within their businesses. The scarcity of well-trained people who can design and lead a company’s AI and digital transformation journeys stymies development and remains a fundamental roadblock for enterprises.
Businesses should look inward to mitigate this by enforcing on-the-job training and re-skilling. Employees can focus on other important tasks and increase productivity when AI is powered by the right people.
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Author: Sravani Kinjarapu