Executives are being asked to "innovate with AI,” but the barriers to successful adoption for most enterprises are organizational, not technical. Mariya Yao explains why effective application of AI requires extended interdisciplinary coordination between executive and functional teams, investments in retraining your workforce, and the cultivation of an open, experimental, data-driven culture.
Whether an organization chooses to build or buy AI, there are five critical areas that are nearly always underinvested in:
Mariya Yao is chief technology and product officer at Metamaven, a company that intelligently automates revenue growth for global companies like Paypal, LinkedIn, L’Oréal, LVMH, and WPP. She’s also editor-in-chief of TOPBOTS, the largest publication and community for business leaders applying AI to their enterprises, a Forbes writer covering the interplay of human and machine intelligence, and coauthor of Applied AI: A Handbook for Business Leaders, which she launched onstage at CES 2018.
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