Seems like everybody’s an artificial intelligence (AI) provider these days. The global enterprise AI market, which garnered $4.68 billion in revenues in 2018, is expected to generate $53.06 billion by 2026, according to a report by Allied Market Research. So it’s little wonder that seemingly every enterprise technology vendor wants to grab a piece of the AI pie.
Telling the difference can still be hard. “The reality is that it is somewhat difficult to identify even for the relatively well-trained eye, since many of the systems present as black boxes that take in a certain input and present an output, regardless of whether AI is involved or not,” says Anil Vijayan, vice president at Everest Group. Making the environment even more confusing, some of today’s robotic process automation (RPA) providers now integrate cognitive capabilities into their offerings.