One thing I’ve learned in the last several years is that, just like other high-profile company initiatives, AI isn’t immune from corporate politics. The most prevalent example of this is people battling over AI ownership, a topic I covered in "The internal disruption of AI."
But ownership isn’t the only hot potato being tossed between teams who recognize the potential of AI—and the pitfalls. I’m currently advising an after-market automobile products supplier on revamping its AI team. Digital innovations are rapidly changing the industry, and the phenomenon of autonomous vehicles seems to have captivated executives’ imaginations, if not their budgets. My client was newly-deliberate about its AI roadmap, and in order to secure budget we were creating an incremental plan.