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10 Prime Industries for AI Applications

Artificial intelligence is already transforming several key markets -- and use of the technology is rapidly expanding.
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Telecommunications

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In its report, McKinsey tagged the telecommunications industry as the leader in AI adoption. It found that 75% of telecommunications respondents had adopted AI in their service operations, and 45% were using AI in product and/or service development.

The transition to 5G and software-defined networks offers a clear business use case for machine learning. While earlier network generations (3G, 4G, etc.) were comprised of homogenous technologies, 5G creates networks that incorporate all these preceding technologies, as well as several new ones. That makes for some incredibly complicated network architecture. Humans simply can't monitor these complex environments without similarly complex monitoring, management, and automation tools. And in many cases, those tools are incorporating AI capabilities.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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