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- Overview

Every few decades, a technological development leads us to believe that artificial general intelligence (strong AI), the brand of AI that can think and decide like humans, is just around the corner. However, every time we thought we were closing in on strong AI, we have been disappointed. 

We are currently in the full heat of one such cycle, thanks to machine learning (and deep learning), the technologies that have been at the heart of AI developments in recent years. 

With the digitization of all records and processes, and prevalence of cloud‐driven services and the Internet of Things, today's era can truly be considered as an era of data. Machine learning (ML) and AI skills are among the most sought‐after skills today. AI is proving to be one of the most disruptive forces in technology in decades. 

Much like the introduction of electricity in the early 20th century and the more recent advent of the Internet and mobile technologies, AI offers broad technological capabilities that can be applied to all industries, profoundly transforming the world around us. 


- Main Objectives

The main objectives of the EITA-Business and Management Ventures are:

  • to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in "Emerging Technologies That Will Disrupt Existing Business Landscapes or Transform Industries and Propel Growth Opportunities across the Globe."
  • to provide opportunities for the venture community to discuss, understand and evaluate the state-of-the art in cutting edge business and technology solutions. 
  • to bring together emerging and established entrepreneurs, current industry leaders, and policymakers to discuss innovation and disruption over the next decade. 


- Significance of AI in Business

AI has various applications in today's society. It is becoming essential for today's time because it can solve complex problems with an efficient way in multiple industries, such as Healthcare, entertainment, finance, education, etc. If you use an automated assistant, make a simple Google search, get recommendations on Netflix or Amazon, or find a great deal in your inbox, then you will have interacted with AI. 

Indeed, it seems that every company and service today is incorporating AI in some way or another. AI is making our daily life more comfortable and fast. AI enabled technologies are already shifting how we communicate, how we work and play, and how we shop and care for our health. For businesses, AI has become an absolute imperative for creating and maintaining a competitive edge. 

AI’s ability to automate, enhance and support business decisions is also worthy of attention. The theory is that leaders can improve business operations and enhance customer experiences by making faster decisions involving complex data that are not influenced by cognitive biases.

ChatGPT launched in November 2023, bringing it into the mainstream and sparking both excitement and skepticism. It hit 100 million users in just two months, making it one of the fastest-growing web services ever. However, ChatGPT’s ability to generate human-like text, answer questions, and more begs the question, could it replace our jobs?

There are still questions to be answered when it comes to artificial intelligence, but as the debate intensifies and the technology advances, business leaders will need to consider whether and how artificial intelligence has a place in their organizations. 

As with most innovations, the challenge is to weigh the risks of adopting the technology against the risks of rejecting it and falling behind.


- Venture Management

Venture management is a business management discipline that focuses on being both innovative and challenging in the realm of introducing what could be a completely new product or entering a promising newly emerging market. 

The discipline is focused on the skills, practices and technology required to manage the rapid growth of new business in highly dynamic environments. These environments are often characterized by rapid technology change. 

Reacting on more volatile and basically unknown or immature markets, Venture management is by design opportunity driven and reactive on generated market data and consumer behaviour. 

In contrast to business plan-driven traditional management concepts, venture marketing is iterative and experimental, operating on short recurring cycles of implementation and adaptation. 

Venture management techniques apply equally well to venture capital-funded firms, self-financed firms, and business entities that are managed with a large degree of independence within a large established firm.


- Starting A New Business Venture

A business venture is a new business or activity that involves risk and the potential for a return. It's often called a small business because it usually starts with a small amount of financial resources.

Venture management is a business management discipline that involves being innovative and challenging when introducing a new product or entering a new market. The three pillars for successful venture management are: Management/people, Capital, Planning/execution.

Some steps to consider when starting a new business: 

  • Choose a business idea: Consider your skills, experience, and passion. Also, think about your risk appetite and financial limitations. Validate customer demand and evaluate the business based on your lifestyle.
  • Research your competitors and market: This will help you understand the demand for your products or services, and how you can differentiate yourself from other businesses in the industry.
  • Create a business plan: This should include solid long term and short term planning.
  • Choose a business structure: A sole proprietorship or partnership might be the way to go if you're new to the game. These structures come with fewer regulations and paperwork.
  • Register your business and get licenses: Choosing a business location, selecting a business name, getting federal and state tax IDs. You should also apply for business insurance that suits your enterprise.
  • Get your finances in order: Finding venture funding can help you pay for the resources, such as technological infrastructure, needed to implement your business idea. 


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