The modern history of most industries shows winners and losers have been set apart in many cases by their faith in the ever-going race of efficiency. Enterprises have become more efficient through time in various ways such as adopting new technology, smarter processes, or simply by being better at scale.
AI has been a poster child for larger businesses gaining efficiency in the past ten years. AI models that direct the sales teams to contact more valuable clients first, or how to spend precious marketing credits more efficiently.
Efficiency was and still is the most significant selling point of AI services to big business, delivering excellent outcomes with a substantial entry cost. The recent wave of achievements in AI landscape has led to a new phenomenon which I call 'semi Plug & Play AI'. These are a wide range of easy-to-use, simple to maintain, and relatively low-cost suite of AI services which are becoming more available every day.
All those businesses which previously could not afford an AI team now can get their hands on these new AI services at reasonable starting prices.