But Forrester also promises improvements: Better human and machine collaboration due to improved interfaces; enhancing business intelligence and analytics solutions by moving resources to the cloud; new AI capabilities facilitating the redesign of analytics and data management roles and activities and driving the emergence of the insights-as-a-service market.
As a result, 70% of enterprises expect to implement AI over the next 12 months , up from 40% in 2016 and 51% in 2017. Here’s my summary of what Forrester predicts will happen in 2018:
25% of enterprises will supplement point-and-click analytics with conversational interfaces.
Querying data using natural language and delivering resulting visualizations in real time will become standard features of analytical applications.