Artificial intelligence, while sophisticated, is a relatively straightforward technology. Through inference, applications or algorithms sift through data points to spot patterns and arrive at high-percentage probability decisions. It's working great in chatbots and decision engines, but applying it on an enterprise scale requires more expansive thinking -- and essentially what are sales skills.. That's the conclusion of a recent survey of 3,076 executives, published by MIT Technology Review in conjunction with Boston Consulting Group. "Many companies have discovered, often to their surprise, that it is easy to apply AI and get quick results," the team of researchers, led by Sam Ransbotham of Boston College, point out. "What is not so easy is building a system of AI applications along with associated data pipelines that interact and are reliable.
Generation Z teens are still big fans of Chick-fil-A. In a new survey conducted by the investment bank and institutional securities firm Piper Sandler Companies, the chicken-focused fast-food chain secured its number one spot as the favored restaurant for American teens. Twenty-one percent of the survey's 9,800 respondents chose Chick-fil-A as their preferred restaurant. The chain was previously ranked as number one in Piper Sandler's last survey from April, which showed Chick-fil-A was the top pick among 5,200 teens at 22%. CHICK-FIL-A IS ONCE AGAIN TEENAGERS' FAVORITE RESTAURANT CHAIN, ACCORDING TO NEW SURVEY This is the sixth consecutive time Chick-fil-A has snagged first place in the semi-annual survey.