This time last year, a fascinating report from venture capital firm Work-Bench assessed the future of enterprise software.
The study argued that the largest technology companies were winning at artificial intelligence (AI) – not surprising, given they can hoover up all the best talent – but more importantly, business intelligence (BI) vendors wanting to ensure their future going forward needed to beef up their skillsets with AI. “Expect all modern BI vendors to release an AutoML product or buy a startup by [the] end of next year,” the report noted.
While that may not be entirely true, one company which is certainly ahead of the curve in this instance is data analytics platform provider Qlik. The company is focusing on what it calls ‘augmented intelligence’ – of which more shortly – with Qlik Insight Bot focusing on AI-powered conversational analytics.
By James Bourne