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Research confirms AI adoption growing but governance is lagging

While it’s true that the adoption of artificial intelligence in various applications is yielding tangible results for all kinds of enterprises, there is a downside: AI’s full potential isn’t being realized because of a lack of human expertise to optimize it for business purposes.

A new global research project conducted by Juniper Networks and Wakefield Research and released June 15 shows an increase in AI adoption during the last 12 months, but a shortage of human talent is holding a great deal of good implementation back. Governance policies involving AI continue to lack maturity, the report said, and this is also a stumbling block. Both of these factors are needed to responsibly manage AI’s growth when considering privacy issues, regulation compliance, hacking and AI terrorism, the survey said.

The survey indicates that the disparity between the substantial increase in AI implementation in the enterprise and the immaturity of AI governance and policies is staggering, Mandell said.

“It will be critical for governance to pick up the pace so that the positives of AI deployment overshadow existing fears of whether AI can be effectively controlled. This is a challenge not unique to AI, but all emerging technologies,” Mandell said.

Thee original article was posted at VentureBeat.

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