“You need to analyze data before making decisions and before advising your clients. The data in the cloud is big and unorganized, AI will help to better plan it. It doesn’t make sense for a company to invest in people to dig through, plan and analyze the data,” Oscar remarked. He also said that the coming of the Cloud has made clear the importance of AI in making data-driven innovation.
True to Oscar’s word, a study by PwC found out that 52 % of companies accelerated their AI adoption plans because of the Covid crisis. Just about all, 86% said that AI is becoming a “mainstream technology” at their company in 2021. A Harris Poll, working with Appen, found that 55% of companies reported they accelerated their AI strategy in 2020 due to Covid, and 67% expect to further accelerate their AI strategy in 2021.
With such studies and conversations, it is clear that even though the convergence of cloud, data, and AI is still at its infant phase, incredible advancements are imminent for organizations that adopt these strategies.