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CORRECTING and REPLACING Lack of Data and Skilled Experts Remain Hurdles in Enterprise AI Adoption, a New O’Reilly Survey Reports

February 21, 2019

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--Third paragraph, second sentence of release dated February 19, 2019 should read: “The survey reveals that the need for AI talent remains critical, with 18 percent of respondents indicating lack of skilled people as a factor that slows adoption” (instead of “In fact, the need for AI talent has become even more critical, with 23 percent of respondents indicating lack of skilled people as a factor that slows adoption, compared to 20 percent of respondents last year who indicated a lack of skilled people as a bottleneck.”)

The corrected release reads:

LACK OF DATA AND SKILLED EXPERTS REMAIN HURDLES IN ENTERPRISE AI ADOPTION, A NEW O’REILLY SURVEY REPORTS

AI Skills Gap Remains a Barrier to Implementation a Year After O’Reilly’s Inaugural AI and Deep Learning Research Findings are Released

O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced the results of its 2019 Artificial Intelligence (AI) survey, “ AI Adoption in the Enterprise ” The report explores how enterprise organizations are planning and prioritizing AI implementations and how adoption patterns may change over the course of the year.

Similar to the results of O’Reilly’s 2018 AI survey issued last April, the findings suggest that there continues to be strong interest in democratizing AI in production regarding accountability, compliance and ethics.

Despite this, a majority of businesses are not equipped with the data or AI/machine learning expertise they need for successful implementations. The survey reveals that the need for AI talent remains critical, with 18 percent of respondents indicating lack of skilled people as a factor that slows adoption.

Other notable findings include:

“AI maturity and usage in the enterprise has grown exponentially over the past year and there are no signs of that slowing down,” said Ben Lorica, O’Reilly chief data scientist and AI Conference chair. “Mature organizations with plans to spend on AI tools that hire talent to identify use cases that fit those AI solutions will succeed, but for those less-mature companies with a lack of investment in AI, we expect the gap between leaders and laggards will only widen.”

You can download the full survey results here. Further exploring some of the most important trends and developments in enterprise AI, O’Reilly and Intel AI will host the upcoming AI Conference, taking place from April 15-18 in New York City. Conference registration is now open, and a limited number of  media passes are available for qualified journalists and analysts.

For questions regarding media credentials, contact  maureen@oreilly.com; for media queries or scheduling interviews, contact OReilly@famapr.com. Follow @TheAIConf or #TheAIConf on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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