The authors of our “Global CIO AI Indicator Report: Leading Your Organization into the AI-Enabled Future” sum up the current business technology landscape nicely: “In times of change, great possibilities often come with great pressures.”
Nowhere is this more true than in the office of the CIO. Now that AI is no longer just a glimmer on the horizon, business leaders (especially CEOs) are looking to technology leaders to turn the promise of AI into tangible business results.
As the pace of technological innovation accelerates, the “Global CIO AI Indicator Report,” conducted with FT Longitude, makes the case that CIOs and IT leaders must seize the moment with AI. The promise, the report authors write, is that the findings (based on a survey of 640 IT leaders) can shape the strategies and decisions of those at the helm of this transformation.
Leading the Way
When it comes to AI, one thing is clear: IT leaders will most likely be the ones expected to make a company’s AI deployment a success. As you can see from the chart below, 35% of respondents worry that IT will be under pressure to make the difficult decisions about where to apply AI and machine learning (ML), even if they don’t have the domain expertise to make those decisions.