Business intelligence – or business stupidity?

Artificial Intelligence – AI to its friends – is touted as the answer to everything.

Technology has always been seen as a “quick fix”. I can remember colleagues recording lectures on tape recorders, claiming they would “listen to them later”. Of course they never did, but there was the comfort blanket of knowing that you had the recording (although comfort blankets don’t help much at exam times).

AI certainly has its advantages. There are a huge number of things that AI can do, analyses that would be too expensive to do by any other means, self-driving cars that are 10* safer than human drivers (yes, I know a lot of human drivers …), optimisations that require every possible combination to be tried out which is almost impossible for a human.

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