Last month, I was discussing with one of my customers. During the discussion, I found that Cloud and SaaS applications have changed the business landscape and helping Business Owners. Post Cloud ERP solution, my Customer was saving around USD 2000 per month by not having Hardware and it’s maintenance, IT Persons etc.
I was just wondering how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) could change the life of Business Owners and industry? Today we see them in every stages of our life, but can’t distinguish them separately. They are part of our life.
How AI and ML are disrupting the industry?
AI, in manufacturing industry along with IOT tools, is suggesting CNC Machines on what to produce, when to produce and how much to produce. This has improved the efficiency and usage of machines, manpower etc. The production line has become smooth without many surprises as the Demand and Supply are met by ERP and IOT as this decision information are passed to different touch points that would execute the same. Define a standard patterns and rest is done automatically. Hardware and its preventive maintenance are controlled and maintenance to AI, its Data Centre issues and maintenance are impacted.
AI and ML are changing the way we are buying items, Agritech manufacturing doing Sales, Buying rental or selling houses etc. Even dating applications are helping many to match and find the right partners. AI and ML’s are controlling Amazon’s recommendation of book, Google’s suggesting right information or pushing Ads etc. Jobs market is shrinking. Lot of mundane work is replaced with technical tools.
AI and ML have improved the life of online shoppers with right messages, supporting information on the additional items etc. Now ML is automatically learns the user patterns and suggest what to purchase. These tools have helped many online eCommerce companies to target the products to right cohort of Customers and learn more about their purchase habits, when and where they can purchase etc.
Based on your “social” credit history few companies helps to get you Loans or ensure that you get housing etc (Ant Financials)
AI tools have disrupted Agriculture sector too. The activities that are too data sensitive, difficult to sit and analyse have been simplified now. Now we can measure and monitor crops yields, productivity, soil fertility and lack of nutrition etc. Many Agritech companies are depending on the AI and ML to feed the data back to algorithm and see what happens.
How our personal life is disrupted to make it simple?
Earlier, we use to hail for the taxies by roadside or call Taxi Companies to book a Taxi. Now we use Apps and no more hailing by the roadside. UBER, Ola, GoJek have changed the need to own a car and pay for the maintenance. Money saving is huge considering savings in car maintenance cost, insurance and parking charges etc. This reduced the traffic on the road and getting blocked during peak hours, saving millions of Dollars in fuels.
Google is releasing the Driverless Car economy. AI’s supervised learning helps to check the car movement; it’s surroundings, nearby cars or any other vehicles etc. This is helping to protect the passengers and other surrounding properties. Already UBER is talking about buying these cars for their fleets and also developing its own Driverless Cars.
AirBnB and Oyo have increased the quality of the hotel’s experiences, while prices are pushed down. OYO redefined the End users experience at Hotel by uplifting the standard of rooms and services. Guest is ensured to receive the same treatment across multiple hotels. Now a day customers are NOT checking Hotel name and its credibility etc. Customer is checking whether the hotel is qualified by OYO or not. That assures the quality and minimum standard of services.