Data management has been one of the more labor-intensive aspects of the IT profession. However, some relief from artificial intelligence and automation technologies is already here, and more is on the way. Many companies have already benefitted from the use of machine learning to speed data integration. Other AI capabilities in the areas of data quality monitoring and improvement, data extraction, data cataloguing, data prediction, data synthesis, and other tasks are rapidly being introduced by various vendors. What are the implications of these offerings for how we structure and manage data within organizations? In this presentation, Tom Davenport will describe both the present and the likely future of AI-enabled data management.
Professor, Babson College, Oxford, MIT