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From fiction to reality: Generative AI’s journey to mainstream adoption

Generative AI is disrupting the status quo and driving rapid adoption in business and consumer landscapes
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Mousume Roy
Mousume Roy
APAC Reporter, HCLTech
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From fiction to reality: Generative AI’s journey to mainstream adoption

In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, one branch is making an unprecedented splash: generative AI. This groundbreaking advancement is not only capturing attention but also accelerating the adoption of AI across various industries. With its ability to generate new ideas, designs and solutions at an extraordinary scale, generative AI is disrupting the status quo, challenging traditional approaches and ushering in a new era of innovation.

Earlier this year, HCLTech’s Tech Trends 2023 reported “the amalgamation of powerful new classes of AI—generative AI, sustainable AI, responsible/ethical AI—will lead to its democratization, enabling it to reach a more extensive employee base, making it a tool not just limited to data scientist or AI software engineers”.

Powered by Large Language Models (LLMs), generative AI are pre-trained on petabytes of data, use complex algorithms and deep learning techniques to understand the relationships between words and sentences in the natural language. This capacity has unlocked immense potential for creators to break barriers and explore uncharted territories.

The buzz around generative AI

Generative AI is sparking conversations among business leaders, innovators and technologists. Its unique capabilities of mimicking one of the most unique human skill sets—creativity—is igniting curiosity, propelling organizations to explore its potential applications and benefits. The concept of machines generating creative outputs has piqued interest and unleashed a wave of excitement about the possibilities that lie ahead.

According to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, generative AI’s impact on productivity could add trillions of dollars in value to the global economy. The research estimates that generative AI could add up to $4.4 trillion annually—by comparison, the United Kingdom’s entire GDP in 2021 was $3.1 trillion.

Recently, HCLTech and Google Cloud announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to help enterprises leverage generative AI and develop joint solutions powered by Google Cloud’s generative AI technologies.

Commenting on the strategic move, Kalyan Kumar, Global Chief Technology Officer and Head – Ecosystems, HCLTech, said: “Generative AI will usher in a new era of innovation across industries. This presents an opportunity for enterprises to double down on digital transformation.”

The technology has advanced to new heights, allowing businesses and individuals to tap into its immense potential. From healthcare to design, gaming to art, generative AI is reshaping the way organizations think, create and problem-solve, fueling unprecedented levels of innovation and propelling enterprises into a future where the possibilities are limitless.

Accelerating adoption and transforming industries

The impact of generative AI on industries is undeniable, as evidenced by the rapid acceleration in its adoption. Organizations are recognizing the transformative power of this technology and are embracing it as a strategic enabler. “Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize a wide variety of business processes and even transform entire industries,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Ecosystem & Channels, Google Cloud.

In healthcare, it aids in diagnoses, drug discovery and personalized medicine. In manufacturing, it optimizes product design and process automation. Startups like Insilico Medicine and BenevolentAI are harnessing generative AI to revolutionize drug discovery. In banking and finance, it enhances risk assessment and fraud detection. For instance, Morgan Stanley partners with OpenAI on internal chatbots to support financial advisors by utilizing the company’s internal collection of research and data as a knowledge resource.

Airbnb, the renowned hospitality platform is leveraging generative AI to enhance its search and booking experience, while NVIDIA has integrated generative AI into its graphics processing units (GPUs), enabling artists and designers to create stunning visual effects and lifelike simulations. The versatility of generative AI makes it applicable to diverse sectors, further accelerating its adoption.

Catalyst for innovation

In an era where speed and agility are paramount, generative AI’s ability to quickly iterate and optimize solutions allows organizations to shorten the development cycle and bring products and services to market faster. This agility not only boosts competitiveness but also fosters a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability.

With generative AI, organizations can tap into vast amounts of data and generate insights to inform critical decision-making. Whether it's analyzing market trends, predicting customer behavior or optimizing operational processes, generative AI empowers businesses to make data-driven decisions with greater precision and confidence.

As organizations witness the transformative potential and success stories associated with generative AI, its adoption is likely to accelerate.

Cloud: The catalyst for innovation

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Generative AI is not merely making noise; it is reshaping industries and propelling organizations into a new era of innovation. From chip development to business process automation, the organization’s approach is to aggregate AI and generative AI capabilities into a fully integrated consultancy and delivery platform designed to respond to industry-specific requirements.

HCLTech’s GenAI Labs help clients accelerate the adoption of Generative AI, providing advice and engineering support to create industry-specific solutions that offer personalized and data-driven experiences, improve decision-making processes, and drive business growth. The GenAI Labs draw from expertise embedded in HCLTech Cloud Native Labs in London, Dallas and Noida (India).

GenAI Labs, along with HCLTech’ s larger cross functional teams, such as Cloud Native Labs, CloudSMART Advisory and Consulting, Vertical Domain and SMEs are working to develop AI-driven solutions that solve the challenges and problems of customers across the globe.

“These new investments and resources from HCLTech will help enterprises more quickly implement, scale and capture value from generative AI and help them transform their businesses in bold and responsible ways,” added Ichhpurani.

As organizations strive to stay ahead in the rapidly changing landscape, generative AI offers a powerful toolset to unleash their creative potential, make informed decisions and redefine what is possible.

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