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Saturday, June 05, 2021

COVID-19 and Artificial Intelligence: How Have Attitudes to AI Changed Through the Pandemic? | Artificial intelligence - AiThority

Prior to the pandemic, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning had been predicted to grow. But just how far has that demand increased, or has it even reduced due to the COVID-19?, according to James Alty, Founder & Managing Director of Apteco.

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Interestingly, while some industries are finding that the use of AI and machine learning is accelerating, others have seen little or no change in attitude. For businesses that are noticing a higher value in AI during the pandemic, many are recognizing opportunities to prepare for the future whilst also considering the changes necessary in their workplace. However, the fact that some businesses’ attitudes to AI have not changed – or changed minimally – since the pandemic, shows that some sectors have a much higher need for AI than others.

Below, we’ll take a look at instances where AI is helping businesses to triumph in the new normal, as well as the industries that have been making big changes to their use of machine learning and AI since early 2020, and what other businesses could learn from this...

Looking to the future 

The COVID-19 crisis has changed many things for industries, businesses, and consumers, however, the way we respond has the potential to improve how we work and how our organizations operate moving forward.

There are some parts of our lives that are highly unlikely to go back to normal – such as remote working, an area in which a McKinsey report found that three to four times as many people could be working remotely after the pandemic than prior to it.

Online shopping is another area that has seen a significant increase in the year since the pandemic started, with online sales in the UK growing by 74% in January 2021 (the largest growth rate since the start of the first lockdown).

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Source: AiThority