Glossary

Enterprise AI

What is Enterprise AI?

Enterprise AI is a category of enterprise software that harnesses advanced artificial intelligence techniques including machine learning to drive digital transformation. Organizations that deploy enterprise AI applications can achieve step function improvements in business processes throughout their value chain, resulting in increased business resilience, greater efficiency, improved profitability, and reduced environmental impact. Recent breakthrough innovations in AI and machine learning – along with capabilities provided by elastic cloud computing, big data, and the internet of things – enable the development of this new class of enterprise AI applications.

A key distinction between enterprise AI and AI generally is that enterprise AI focuses on addressing specific high-value use cases at large scale, where the application of AI embedded into business processes can produce meaningful value. Large organizations will build and operate dozens or hundreds of enterprise AI applications to address numerous use cases across their business. Developing and deploying enterprise AI applications at scale involves significantly greater challenges than previous generations of enterprise software, requiring a new technology stack.

 

Why is Enterprise AI Important?

Enterprise AI applications can solve previously unsolvable problems. The use cases for enterprise AI applications are unlimited. Today, organizations across virtually every industry are deploying enterprise AI applications to address a broad range of use cases, from predictive maintenance for a vast array of industrial assets – including aircraft, manufacturing equipment, power generation and transmission assets, and oil and gas production equipment (compressors, pumps, valves, etc.) – to inventory optimization, fraud detection, anti-money laundering, securities lending optimization, customer retention, and more.

Enterprise AI is the core enabler of digital transformation. In the coming years, nearly every enterprise software application will be AI-enabled. Just as organizations today would not be able to conduct business without a CRM or ERP system, organizations will not be able to effectively operate and compete without the use of enterprise AI capabilities. Developing competencies in the ability to build, deploy, and operate enterprise AI applications at scale, therefore, is becoming an imperative for business survival.

 

How C3.ai Helps Organizations to Deploy Enterprise AI

C3.ai is the leading provider of enterprise AI software technology to drive and accelerate digital transformation. C3.ai provides the C3 AI® Suite – a complete, end-to-end platform for designing, developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications at industrial scale. With the C3 AI Suite, organizations can accelerate development of enterprise AI applications on cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure 25-fold and deploy them in one-tenth the time of other approaches.

C3.ai also delivers a portfolio of prebuilt, SaaS enterprise AI applications for a growing number of use cases such as predictive maintenance, inventory optimization, fraud detection, and anti-money laundering. Some of the world’s largest organizations – including Shell, the US Department of Defense, Enel, and Koch Industries – use C3.ai technology to drive digital transformation initiatives that significantly reduce costs, increase asset availability and reliability, improve human safety, and enhance customer satisfaction.