In 2017, Rehgan and Brendan started recognizing a pattern as they were helping companies deploy machine learning models at scale. They kept seeing the same missing skills, lack of consistent process, and lack of coordination across teams. They started AlignAI with Allie to help organization mature critical capabilities faster.
The technology advances in this space over the last 10 years has been unprecedented. Companies are realizing the potential of AI. However, many teams still struggle with integrating valuable solutions into the fabric of their business. Some teams struggle to align their organization around their first AI use case. Other teams are looking to scale their AI practices. All AI teams face organizational and processes challenges.
Large changes have critical beginnings. Every fundamental change in a company's ability to build and use AI starts with a specific person or team. They are the tip of the spear. These individuals are the first to figure out how the company should design a capability around AI. Once they are successful, the rest of the organization wants to adopt this new approach and learn from them. This is where the innovation starts to slow down. The tip of the spear is tasked with designing this new capability and educating the rest of the organization, all while doing their actual day job. This is why it takes companies 24 months on average to fully adopt a new capability.
The AlignAI team also saw the rise of massively open online education in the AI space. Unfortunately, what exists today is intentionally general to appeal to everyone. These resources are a great starting point, but fail to translate to the day-to-day reality of AI and analytics. Teaching to individuals can be useful for specific skills, but people work in teams and need to learn how to work with AI and data within their company's existing processes and technology.
The AlignAI team decided to address this issue in 2020 and launched an AI Adoption platform that helps AI experts scale their knowledge faster and more effectively within their organization.
It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit” - Harry S. Truman
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