After recapping the top trends for 2021 last week, you might have wondered, where was AI? Is artificial intelligence a big trend for business next year? Or is AI nothing more than hype?
Yes, there is a lot of hype around AI. That’s clear. But to think that artificial intelligence is nothing but hype, to think that it won’t help your business — or hurt your business if you ignore it — is a huge mistake. Research and real world experience shows that companies using AI to improve sales, marketing, pricing, and operations outperform their competition the way a rider on a horse can outrun even the fastest human.
The latest Thinks Out Loud looks at how you can win that race. And why artificial intelligence is a big trend for your business in 2021 — and beyond.
Want to learn more? Here are the show notes for you.
Thinks Out Loud Episode 311: Is Artificial Intelligence Still a Big Trend for Business? Headlines and Show Notes
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Show Notes and Links
As always, here are the "regular" show notes, detailing links and news related to this week’s episode.
- Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Live Up to Its Hype? – Scientific American
- Is AI All Hype Right Now?
- 2 Trends on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2020
- Opportunities and challenges for travel brands using AI | PhocusWire
- The state of AI in 2020 | McKinsey
- It’s Managers, Not Workers, Who Are Losing Jobs To AI And Robots, Study Shows
- AI Won’t Steal Your Job: Smart People Who Put AI to Work Will (Thinks Out Loud Episode 208)
- Quantum computing could be on the market by 2023, says IBM CEO Arvind Krishna | Fortune
- Why AI Will Change Hospitality Marketing Forever
- Where AI Will Affect Sales and Marketing First. And Most (Thinks Out Loud Podcast Episode 211)
- Is AI in Sales and Marketing Real (Thinks Out Loud Episode 243)
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Past Insights from Tim Peter Thinks
You might also want to check out these slides I had the pleasure of presenting recently about the key trends shaping marketing in the next year. Here are the slides for your reference:
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