Whether we realise it or not, we are surrounded by AI (Artificial Intelligence) in on our daily lives. From streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify, where recommendations to watch a movie or listen to an album are based on learning algorithms, to our smartphones virtual assistants. Video games, where AI enemies understand their environments and even communicate with other AI enemies. Purchase prediction from services such as Amazon, who’s anticipatory shipping project will use data to predict what customers want and then ship those products automatically.

Artificial Intelligence is now mainstream, with an increasing number of tech companies adding AI features to their existing solutions and start-ups developing new applications with AI firmly at the core.

Organisations who understand the benefits of applying AI to their data and processes will have an edge. As someone working in the tech sector, with a strong focus on legal tech, I understand the impact AI has on improving efficiencies. Consider how the use of AI would significantly reduce the cost of human audits, whilst improving accuracy.

AI will never replace human thought, but will process large amount of data in seconds, providing us with the information and insights we need to make better decisions and run more efficient businesses.