Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AI To Manage Agility


If you watched the Superbowl, you saw an example of agility in action with the swarming lighted drones creating backgrounds in the sky behind Lady Gaga. By giving the drones goals of flying into the right position to participate in creating an image with the right color, images were created in the sky. Not only were they wondrous as paintings in the sky with each drone being a dynamic pixel in a dynamic piece of art, they were used for ads for sponsors. Imagine if organizations would paint a customer experience dynamically or respond to a competitor dynamically or intercept a market trend? It's going to take AI to do this not a bunch of hand / human controlled responses or computer programming alone. 





Dealing With Goals:


As organizations move from fixed process and applications to more dynamic processes, they will change to be goal driven. This means that all resources will swarm to the established goals and adjust when the goals are changed. AI combined with analytics will help noodle out what are the best goals initially. 

Dealing With Constraints:

Besides goals these dynamic processes and applications need boundaries to stay helpful and sometimes even legal. This is particularly true when there are multiple  constraints. AI and analytics can be helpful in establishing these boundaries / constraints initially. 

Dynamically Setting the Goals and Constraints

Add dynamism to the mix and now you have a new set of problems that AI is quite adept at today. AI can learn from situations collected over time, select the right set of prediction algorithms and project the potential outcomes. All of this can be done within scenarios and policies that have been selected for in force or alternative scenarios

Bottom Line: 

Goals not only conflict and compete, they are shifting. As this shifting takes on a new speed of change, Cognitive AI can create the right balance for emerging situations. As processes and swarming agents become more goal directed than flow directed, organizations can act on shifting goals that leverage constraints. Cognitive AI can play a big role in setting these goals and constraints.

Additional Reading:

Uses of AI Today 
Leveraging AI 4 Events
AI & IoT
AI & Strategy
AI & Decisions