Artificial intelligence (AI) may be at the center of most discussions these days, but without a solid data platform, AI technology won't have the proper foundation. Business intelligence tools organize data in a way that provides clear insights which you can use to make educated business decisions. When AI and BI work together, a company can rely on AI to use data (collected by BI) to make informed business decisions without the need for human interaction. However, without BI, your AI is useless.
We are literally drowning in data. Every day, the combined efforts of humans, businesses, and automated processes generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. We are still only approaching the upslope of an exponential curve, however.
“Big Data” is already really big, and as the Internet of things expands, we can expect an even greater deluge of data. Luckily researchers and scientists have come up with new and intriguing ways to make use of all that data.