AI•Nov 08, 2023
From the AI Global Council: Finding focus and identifying pathways to AI implementation
The AI Global Council is a collective of thought leaders from backgrounds spanning financial services to technology to law, joining together to address some of the world’s most pressing questions regarding artificial intelligence (AI) and its application in organizations.
In their first meeting, the Council discussed key areas of attention for leaders looking to utilize AI to facilitate change in their organization. The world of AI can often seem dizzying when considering the wide array of possibilities AI offers. However, Alisa Miller, chief executive officer of Pluralytics, outlines a path toward clarity by encouraging leaders to look toward their own organizations for ways to innovate with AI.
Identifying experimentation in organizations
Leaders with the ability to leverage AI in their organizations may find themselves attempting to understand the many areas where AI implementation would be most effective, considering areas such as efficiency gaps or innovative opportunities. But Alisa Miller highlights another, more straightforward method for leaders to find AI use cases: their own employees.
AI can be applied to nearly every aspect of daily life, including the workplace. Because of this, Miller suggests it is highly likely that people in an organization may not only have already identified specific problems AI can solve, but they are actively using AI to solve those problems. For leaders, this creates a directive to identify where this innovation is happening and to discover ways to connect these smaller use cases to the bigger questions their organizations are facing.
Miller also urges leaders to realize that experimentation is “not going to be in places [they] expect.” A key aspect of finding pre-existing experimentation in an organization is cultivating an atmosphere that values innovation and self-starters. Employees must be encouraged to think about their business activities in new ways and feel empowered to share these findings with their fellow employees and leadership. These smaller wins can facilitate larger conversations about the systematic application of AI in an organization and the development of corresponding decision matrices that are more catered toward an organization’s needs.
AI in organizations
AI offers what can seem like an endless array of possibilities that can result in leaders being stuck in a form of decision paralysis when considering implementation, especially at the beginning. With this discussion, Miller provides a way for leaders to ground their initial foray into AI implementation for their organization by identifying active, localized examples of AI utilization in their own organizations. From there, leaders will be better equipped to outline how to expand those unique use cases to the business as a whole.
As a broader part of this conversation, the AI Global Council explores eight other questions leaders should be asking themselves and their teams to avoid pitfalls when interacting with AI.
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