o Not enough time in the day to get everything done.
o Accelerates human skills by augmenting intelligence instead of replacing it.
o Even though it is called machine intelligence - the source data is human generated.
o Learning from large amounts of data facilitates collective intelligence.
o Activation of that intelligence becomes automated.
o Removes barriers or “time sucking activities” – freeing you up to be productive.
assistant that takes
notes and emails them
after your meeting.
Provides the news of
the day, outlines her
schedule and provides
the weather and
technology on your
phone that auto-fills in
what you’re typing
A.I. assistant that helps
schedules meetings and
reduces email “ping
plug-in for the
you thru traffic to
o Siri: Virtual assistant UI embedded in iPhone.
o Cortana: Virtual assistant embedded in Microsoft.
o Einstein: Salesforce tool that calculates the
probability of closing a piece of business based on
o Fin: Full service assistant, device agnostic.
o OKRoger: Automated travel planning assistant.
o Can perform mundane tasks.
o Can provide insight quickly.
o These tasks add up to significant time.
• Scheduling meetings
• Sitting in traffic
• Taking notes
• Editing emails
o The goal = freeing up time to ensure maximum
productivity with the time you have.
o Organizations deploying A.I. expect to see a 39% increase in
revenue by 2020 and a 37% reduction in costs.
o 76% cite A.I. as fundamental to their success going forward.
o 64% said future growth is dependent on using A.I.
o 80% plan to train and redeploy displaced employees
* Source: Infosys report published Jan.17, 2017 (EconomicTimes –
o Virtual assistants
o Scheduling assistants
o Business app assistants
o Conversational intelligence
o Bots and automated intelligence
o Connected devices
o Boosting productivity
o Automating meetings
o Note-taking and coordination
o Improved communications
o Data surfacing
o Reduce back and forth of
o Add conference dial in
details and other requests.
o Increase time available to
the users of these tools.
o Voice-based apps that
enable better access to
existing suite of tools
that you use at work.
o Ensures faster and more
efficient usage of your
existing tech stack.
o Primarily a better UI for
existing tool sets.
o Provides quick insights and
overview of information
from meetings between 2 or
× Note taking and collaboration
× Sales coaching or training
× Coordinating follow up
o Reduces time for post
conversation or increases
value of existing
o Removes actual live people
from standard engagements
and improves margins for
customer service, follow
o Surfaces information that
may have otherwise been
buried and determines if
these insights are valuable
to the enterprise.
o Salesforce speaks about the
making the dissemination of
information easier and
faster, and ensuring the
right information gets to
the right people quickly.
o A.I. reducing wasted time
in the workplace.
(what informs the
“Half of the activities people are paid to do in the
global economy have the potential to be automated by
adapting current technology. The most automatable
activities involve data collection, data processing, and
physical work in predictable environments like factories,
which make up 51% of employment activities (not jobs) and
$2.7 trillion of wages in the U.S. These activities are
most prevalent in sectors such as manufacturing, food
services, transportation and warehousing, and retail”
30% of the activities in 60% of all
occupations could be automated — and that
will affect everyone from welders to
landscape gardeners to mortgage brokers to
CEOs. We estimate that about 25% of CEOs’
time is currently spent on activities that
machines could do, such as analyzing reports
and data to inform decisions.
“According to recent data from work benefits
giant MetLife, 56 percent of employers
demonstrated a positive view of automation
technologies like artificial intelligence
(AI), analytics and even robots.”
o Data fuels all of these tasks executed by A.I.
o A.I. processes to help perform better.
o A.I. takes mundane tasks off of your plate.
o Let you do more with the time you do have.
A.I. is now table stakes.
Our work, education, family life
etc. are impacted by AI.
We take our human abilities and
augment them by using data,
sophisticated algorithms, and
layers of feedback-based
A.I. Is NOT The
Goal. It Is
Simply A Tool To
Get Us There…