In a blogpost on Qlik, Geoff Thomas, senior vice president for Qlik in Asia Pacific opined that making sense of data and turning it into insights will be crucial in 2020. This prognostication is nothing as analysts have been espousing the same message in 2015.
Gartner defines augmented intelligence as a design pattern for a human-centred partnership model of people and artificial intelligence (AI) working together to enhance cognitive performance, including learning, decision making and new experiences.
Thomas commented that uncertainties of the current environment, including the ongoing trade war, social instability and the COVID-19 outbreak.
With the anticipated contraction of market arising from multiple factors, “the ability to analyse data and turn it into intelligence will differentiate organizations that succeed in these challenging conditions and those that get left behind,” he continued.
In a press release, Qlik says it is updating its Insight Advisor to include AI-driven assistance that combine advances in natural language processing, cognitive technology, and its own proprietary Associative Engine to expose hidden data relationships, assistance with creation and data preparation, and advanced analytics calculation and integration.
“Analytics users want to do more with their data, but often struggle with where to look or what next steps to take. Insight Advisor gives these users a complete and powerful AI assistant, built directly into Qlik Sense, to help guide them along every step of their data exploration and analysis journey,” said James Fisher, Chief Product Officer at Qlik.
Qlik is also making it easier to leverage AI-driven cloud analytics by improving the migration path of data to Qlik Sense SaaS with the debut of Qlik DataTransfer – a lightweight, easy-to-use utility, built directly into Qlik Sense, to organizations more easily and securely migrate their on-premise and local data to the cloud.