As a CIO, you don't need to be a mathematics genius or have a PhD in software engineering to make sense of AI for your business. You don't have to make massive investments in infrastructure and personnel in order to start applying AI's potentially transformative technologies.
Instead, you can draw on the experience and expertise you already have, in two key ways. First, you can assess which business outcomes would benefit most from AI. Second, you can evaluate AI as simply the latest advanced analytical technology that might help achieve those outcomes. Your main goal is to normalize AI planning and development for your whole organization, including leaders of data and analytics, applications and lines of business.