Gartner Research

AI Will Alter Application Development — Things to Do Now

Published: 17 August 2017

ID: G00326057

Analyst(s): Van Baker

Summary

Artificial intelligence will fundamentally alter the manner in which applications deliver value to the business. Application leaders need to incorporate AI tools and services in their efforts to understand how AI will impact application development.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The introduction of off-the-shelf artificial intelligence in platforms, apps and tools will enhance decision making within enterprises, whether businesses choose to actively embrace AI or not
  • Leading development teams that build AI skills now will have an advantage over competitors who only focus on packaged AI solutions
  • Lines of business are asking for conversational user interfaces for existing business processes and development teams must respond
  • Conversational user interfaces can be implemented quickly with hosted AI services, but most will require customization due to domain-specific information

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