RESEARCH PAPER: The Artificial Intelligence Starter Guide For IT Leaders

By Patrick Moorhead, Karl Freund - May 7, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that will change the way organizations interact and will add intelligence to many products and services through new insights currently hidden in vast pools of data. In 2017 alone, venture capitalists invested more than $11.7 billion in the top 100 Artificial Intelligence startups, according to CB Insights, and the breadth of Artificial Intelligence applications continues to grow. While human-like intelligence will remain the stuff of fantasy novels and movies for the near future, most organizations can and should explore practical Artificial Intelligence projects. This technology has the real potential to:
  • improve productivity of internal applications,
  • increase revenue through enhanced customer interaction and improved customer acquisition,
  • reduce costs by optimizing operations,
  • and enhance products and services with “smart” functionality such as vision and voice interaction and control.
You can download the paper here.

Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Business Drivers For Artificial Intelligence
  • Getting Started
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Deep Learning
  • The Machine Learning Software Ecosystem
  • Dell Technologies Platforms And Assistance For Artificial Intelligence Projects
  • Conclusions And Next Steps
  • Figure 1: The Relationship Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Deep Learning

Companies Cited:

  • Amazon AWS
  • Coursera
  • Dell EMC
  • Dell Technologies
  • Google
  • IDC
  • Udacity
  • Udemy
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • SAS
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.

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