9 Essentials for Enabling an AI-Ready Culture in Your Organization- Forbes

As AI is added to more and more organizations, it becomes even more critical to consider what it takes to prepare an organization for success in AI.

In this Forbes article, Microsoft AI discusses what they think those characteristics are. Microsoft is one of the first organizations to call out the importance of creating a culture that is ready for AI. AI-readiness is as much about the people as it is about the technology.


The first essential discussed was the need for an AI Champion. Every organization needs an AI Champion (and not necessarily the CTO or CIO). This Champion needs to be a key stakeholder and empathetic leader in relation to the business problems. The Champion needs to be someone who understands the domain and the technology in a way to bridge the gap across the organization.

We often forget that AI is a research experiment, and you cannot manage or lead AI projects in the same way you manage and lead traditional software applications. Having a Champion that understands this critical.

Another key trait is to create a culture that represents a diverse and inclusive set of perspectives. It is also important to be able to place checks and balances in place to ensure bias doesn’t creep in.

My favorite one was the need and importance of training across the organization. This is why I created the AI Leadership Institute, and why we have seen quick success delivering platform agnostic AI Training around the world.

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