Top 3 enterprise AI predictions for 2020

In 2020, AI and machine learning platforms will start to challenge conventional thinking, when it comes to enterprise business processes and expected outcomes

By Rick Rider

Moving to “Intellectual Digital Assistants”
To meet growing enterprise user expectations, AI Digital Assistants will evolve into “Intellectual Digital Assistants.” Users no longer are satisfied with just telling Digital Assistants what to do and having them automatically execute certain tasks or basic configurations. 2020 will be the year when these digital assistants, using AI and machine learning (ML), start to understand the context of what users are doing, recommend potential next steps (based on completed actions), identify mistakes and auto-correct inputs, and start to engage with users in dynamic, on-the-fly conversations.

AI helps define a “new normal”
In 2020, AI and machine learning platforms will start to challenge conventional thinking, when it comes to enterprise business processes and expected outcomes. In other words, these systems will re-define our default assumptions about what is “normal.” This will make business process re-engineering and resource training more efficient. When examining supply chain processes, for example, AI platforms have observed that default values – related to expected delivery dates and payment dates – typically are used only 4 percent of the time. Users almost always plug in their own values. Therefore, AI and machine learning systems will start enabling us to disregard default values, as we understand them today, and act more quickly through trust in our data. We no longer will be beholden to predefined rules, defaults, or assumptions.

Operationalising AI
Industry-specific templates will make AI easier to use and deploy in 2020. In manufacturing, AI and machine learning systems, will take advantage of templated processes to help enterprises better manage their parts inventories, improve demand forecasting and supply chain efficiency, and improve quality control and time-to-delivery. In healthcare, organizations will leverage AI and machine learning to better integrate data that’s segregated in application silos, exchange information with partners across the care continuum, and better use that data to respond to regulatory and compliance requirements. And, in retail, companies will use AI and ML to better predict demand patterns and shipment dates, based on defined rules, and improve their short- and long-term planning processes.

(The author is the Senior Director, Product Management, Infor)

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  • shilpa

    Hi Rick Rider , First of all thanks for this wonderful article !.
    In this article, You have put up the latest evolving trend in the Enterprise business automated world, the challenging platforms that is going set a tremendous benchmark in 2020 as well in future. Very clearly said that how AI and machine learning could be evolved in order to meet the enterprise user needs and expectations. That’s an amazing come back again to the automated world of business enterprise. With all your measures, experience and learning you have nicely written how much challenging the automated business processes are, to redefine the processes back again, and after all the efforts how much impact it will have in future! I would love to read such articles back again that is really a great learning for us to survive better in automated world.

  • Kevin Scott

    Great Article. Thanks for sharing it.

  • John Carter

    Thanks for the update, Waiting for new updates on this!

  • Diya Shree

    Useful information, thanks for sharing!

  • Emily

    Thanks for Sharing this Article

  • veronica gilbert

    Hey, there a nice article!! These predictions will help us a lot… Thanks for sharing