IBM Launches New AI to Boost Business Productivity

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By Adedapo Adesanya

Global technology giant, IBM, has launched Watson Orchestrate, a new interactive Artificial Intelligence (AI) capability designed to increase the personal productivity of business professionals across sales, human resources, operations and more.

This was announced by IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Arvind Krishna at the company’s Think 2021 conference.

Requiring no Information Technology (IT) skills to use, Watson Orchestrate enables professionals to initiate work in a very human way, using collaboration tools such as Slack and email in natural language.

It also connects to popular business applications like Salesforce, SAP and Workday®.

Watson Orchestrate uses a powerful AI engine that automatically selects and sequences the pre-packaged skills needed to perform a task, and connects with applications, tools, data and history on the fly.

This can help workers more quickly perform routine tasks, such as scheduling meetings or procuring approvals, or more mission-critical tasks, like preparing proposals or business plans.

Watson Orchestrate is the latest AI-powered automation capability from IBM designed to help people reclaim a significant amount of their time to focus on more strategic tasks.

In the announcement, the company said, “We’re excited to introduce Watson Orchestrate, a personal #AI for professionals designed to automate time-consuming work so you can reclaim up to 50 per cent of your time.”

It was developed by IBM Research and is now available in preview as part of the IBM Automation Cloud Paks and is expected to be generally available later this year.

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