Artificial intelligence getting ready to rebalance the future

A new wave of automation technologies in life sciences, energy management and manufacturing show that AI is more than a hype machine

Ciara Dempsey, regional sales manager at Dell Technologies Ireland: ‘AI can seem like a very complicated thing to customers, but it’s becoming more accessible’

If, as William Gibson once wrote, “the future is here, it’s just not very evenly distributed”, then artificial intelligence (AI) has long topped the list of technologies waiting to be better distributed. Historically, it’s been the preserve of enterprise-scale organisations, able to gamble on long-term, resource-intensive processes which held no guarantee of paying off.

Recent years, however, have seen AI, machine learning (ML) and robotic process automation (RPA) become more widely available to SMEs, with ...