August 5, 2020 Last updated August 5th, 2020 224 Reads share

3 Signs Your Business Needs Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence is transforming many business sectors, its success stories are being plastered all over mainstream business news websites, and experts only expect the trend to accelerate shortly. Although all of these are really good indicators that you need to look into AI, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is necessary or suitable for your business. There are time and cost associated with it, and you need clear signs before deciding it is a good idea to implement AI. This article will help you identify the main signs and see if they apply to your business. 

#1 You Regularly Lack Enough Data to Make Informed Business Decisions 

Do you regularly wish you had more data to work with? Do you wish you knew more about your clients? Do you usually think your decision making is hampered by the lack of data? If you are finding yourself saying yes to these questions, then you likely need a machine-learning algorithm to help you collect, clean, and analyze data. 

With an appropriately-designed bespoke machine learning algorithm, you’ll be able to virtually answer any question about your clientele, the state of the market, and the state of the various processes of your business that can be answered by collecting and analyzing data. This can be a very powerful tool in your arsenal that can help you make better decisions, cut on costs, and optimize various processes.

Although, fair warning, you can only gleam all these advantages if the ML algorithms are truly aptly-designed. It is really easy to mess up these algorithms, which will result in inaccurate and baseless outputs. That’s why it is so important to contact a data science agency if you want to use AI in your business for data collection and analysis purposes. 

#2 You’re Seeing a Slump in Productivity Among Your Employees

Are you afraid your employees are not as productive as they could be? You don’t think you’re fully utilizing the current automation technologies to help your labour productivity keep up with the norm in your sector? Do you feel like you’re overhiring instead of optimizing your processes? If you’re saying yes to this set of questions, you likely need to adopt AI algorithms to automate certain business processes and try to augment your employees’ skills. 

Do you know that the best Chess AI program has been able to beat the best human players for decades? It made headlines back in the day. But what’s much less known is the fact that humans that take input from AI algorithms but making the final decision are superior chess players to any AI algorithm alone. Although automation is usually coupled with the replacement of employees, the much more likely scenario throughout history has been automation augmenting the productivity of employees and not replacing them. 

#3 You’re Quickly Losing Ground to Your Competitors 

Are you losing loyal clients to your competitors? Are your profit margins thinning? Do the trends look gleam for your company? If you feel like these questions describe how you’re feeling, you need to act fast to save your company. It means whatever you’re doing right now is not working and your competitors have a better value proposition. You can’t stick to the status quo, you need to shake things up. 

One of the best ways to shake things up and improve your indicators is by going digital, relying on technology more, and implementing AI algorithms. They can truly turn your business around and save it from bankruptcy. 

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Nadine Ainsworth

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