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Monkeys Banging on Keyboards: AI for Small Businesses
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been burning up our Twitter feed of late. Every day brings a new AI development for business, and this doesn’t appear to be slowing down in 2018. Even though this tech has the reputation of being only for large enterprise businesses, there are more than a few AI developments that you can utilize for your small business as well.

With 2018 comes the perfect time to start turning your eye toward AI. This is one phenomena that isn’t going to go away. But if you’re not building Westworld-esque robots what do you need AI for anyhow?

From customer relationship management to human resources, to marketing to analysis, there’s something AI can do for you, no matter your company’s size.

A great example is Monkey Learn. This awesome machine learning platform can turn text from emails, surveys, or even tweets into actionable data! With applications in marketing, sales, and customer service, you can get the power of knowledge without having to crunch all the numbers yourself.

Of course, most people in the tech world have heard of Watson from IBM. Besides beating world champions at chess, IBM has now released a Watson Ecosystem for small businesses enabling you to do everything from translate voice to text, to build your own analytic environment.

In short, AI is not only for the big guys! Spend some time thinking about how artificial intelligence can serve your business in the new year.

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Tech Trends for 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, most of us start looking forward to what 2018 holds in store for us tech obsessed. So, what’s on its way to the top in 2018?

In the future, we’ll need to make smarter decisions more quickly, and that means bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) into mainstream business practices. Customized machine-learning systems that can target a specific job using algorithms that are optimized the task are the next tech wave. A perfect example is the new driverless vehicles we’re seeing just beginning to pop up.

With the rise of AI apps will need to be more intelligent, so we should all be asking software and app vendors about the artificial intelligence strategy for their products.  AI will bring business analytics to a new level and ultimately enhance user experience. Look for AI to become pervasive in everyday life as well, we are already seeing vacuum robots that maneuver around your home and lawn mowers that cut just the grass and not your prize roses.

Also look for Virtual Reality (VR) to become more common in business. With VR you’re no longer limited to one or two monitors on your desk, but instead can have an almost limitless display that you can manipulate with the swipe of your hand in the air. All signs point to 2018 being an exciting year for technology and business, but it’s going to be a wild and bumpy ride, with new developments coming so quickly. Make sure you hang on tight!

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