Artificial intelligence has made an impact on people in different levels. However, not many know exactly what artificial intelligence is. Acquiring full understanding of artificial intelligence can be overwhelming for many and a heavy burden for individuals and even to business entities. This is because artificial intelligence can be presented in many different forms and is vastly categorized. With technical knowledge as a necessity to understand AI fully, many are facing the challenge of never identifying the best ways of introducing AI to their businesses.
It is the ability to interact, learn and assimilate to learned information with the aim of providing solutions at the very end. The Silvia4u platform describes it as a cognitive technology that utilizes a human brain like capability that is inclusive of neural learning networks, algorithms and especially natural language and machine language processing. However, starting out and using this cognitive technology is now being made easier due to the presence of third parties and vendors. Here are some of the ways on how to start using artificially intelligent tools for the success of your business.
1. Existing platforms
Using an already existing platform for your artificial intelligence needs is the first start-up process in AI. Assessing your needs and the different elements or factors your business has in relation to the platform and identifying a seamless integration of the different functionalities is the first step. If already using some of their prototypes in your business, it will be easier to include the smarter processes and functionalities into your business. You can use AI for sales and in the improvement of sales and CRM. In addition, some of the entities use AI for to conduct customer transactions and to ensure quality customer or user experiences.
2. Small Projects
Success is not achieved at once; it is built and acquired over time. The same applies to the assimilation and implementation of Artificial intelligence into a business entity or brand. Small projects should be utilized first, consider the time taken to ensure seamless and flawless functionality and the benefits realized at the very end. Analyze the information gathered in the use of the cognitive tools using the small project and with time, large projects could be invested in as well.
3. Analytics Strength
Every entity has its own possibilities and opportunities. Understanding data analytics and achieving a platform that holds it effectively is the challenge. Analytics is a pertinent issue in relation to machine learning and artificial intelligence as well. Having technical understanding; means that, the business entity can build its own AI tool or purchase one halfway and fill out the rest. The analytical capability of the entity should determine the form of machine learning capability it will utilize. If the analytics based on human hypothesis have already been utilized and are known, then the business can try out automated analytics for its AI tool.
Chatbots form a strong start for any business or individual purposes. They are artificially intelligent platforms that utilize natural language processing and machine learning capabilities. They use the platforms to interact and converse with people, customers or users through applications, messaging platforms. It is especially effective in phone or smartphone and smart devices oriented business entities. It makes it easier to attach into one of the API and use it to connect to apps and offer AI services to your customers. Apps and other platforms in the chatbot technology advance and are continuously updated.
5. Advance Existing Application
Some of the business entities may already have AI tools within their business operations. They do not need to purchase or access a new AI tool. What they need is to develop, update the existing tool and make it a better, smarter and more autonomous. You can also add and introduce new approaches to the cognitive tools and personalize its functionalities and services.
6. Open Source Software
There are many open source softwares for you to use in the development of a cognitive tool for your business. The Inteladesk platform lists some of these platforms to include Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon. With the free software it saves on software but costs are high in relation to personnel required. It would also take longer before the AI tool is operational but is beneficial in the long run.
IBM Watson offers a platform for business in accessing one of its API at a cheap price. It trains its first users and provides seamless integration needed by the business entity. However, IBM is large scale and therefore, appropriate for large-scale business entities in using their AI tools.
Artificial intelligence is here to stay. However, those who will embrace it now, will have a competitive advantage in the market.