For our new episode of OracleNext, I had the opportunity to talk with Chuck Hollis, Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management at Oracle, who previously held several leadership positions at EMC, VMware, and Dell.
In his recent Forbes article "With Artificial Intelligence, Sometimes Less Is More," Chuck argues for a simple yet powerful business principle:
An anecdotal survey shows that ambitious, expensive, and long-running AI projects often fail to deliver the expected results. Narrow, focused, quick efforts either deliver those results or provide useful learning…Through that lens, opportunities are everywhere in our businesses to apply what's being called artificial narrow intelligence. The big idea?
Do one thing well.
In this podcast episode, we explore how narrow AI can be used immediately to answer some practically ordinary and do-one-thing-well questions—questions that have to do with some of the most critical and day-in, day-out business problems: How likely is it that this job candidate will stay with us for at least two years? What are the chances of this part breaking? And how much of a discount should I offer in order to retain this customer?
Chuck and I also discuss:
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