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5 Steps to Practically Implement AI Techniques

Published: 25 April 2019

ID: G00383797

Analyst(s): Erick Brethenoux , Frances Karamouzis


Moving from “I want to use AI” to a tactical approach aimed at practically and sustainably solving business problems, while managing expectations, does not require superpowers. CIOs can follow these five steps to pursue an AI strategy in a pragmatic fashion.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1. Build a Portfolio of Impactful, Measurable and Quickly Solvable Use Cases
    • Selecting Use Cases
    • Describe Use Cases as Clearly as Possible
    • Do Not Compromise on Established Metrics
  • Step 2. Assemble a Set of Talents Pertinent to the Use Cases to Be Solved
    • AI Thrives Through Data Literacy
  • Step 3. Gather the Appropriate Data Relevant to the Selected Use Cases
    • Data Pipelines
  • Step 4. Select the AI Techniques Linked to the Use Cases, the Skills and the Data
  • Step 5. Structure the Expertise and the Accumulated AI Know-How

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