Gartner Research

Digital Business Innovation With Smart Machines

Published: 07 August 2014

ID: G00265758

Analyst(s): Hung LeHong , Tom Austin


Some smart machine precursors or incomplete subsets may be enough to get started and enable early adopters to achieve an in-market advantage while others are still waiting for smarter, more mature offerings to appear. Act now by looking for business value, not ideal solutions.

Table Of Contents


  • The Seven Properties of Smart Machines
    • 1. Deals With Complexity
    • 2. Makes Probabilistic Predictions
    • 3. Learns Actively
    • 4. Learns Passively
    • 5. Acts Autonomously
    • 6. Appears to Understand
    • 7. Reflects a Well-Scoped Purpose
  • How Much of Each Property Is Enough?
    • Priority Inbox
    • Autonomous Trucks
    • Smart Advisors
    • Natural Language Generator
  • Conclusion

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