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Title: Artificial intelligence and business applications, an introduction

Authors: Yu Xiong; Senmao Xia; Xi Wang

Addresses: Blockchain Research Centre of China, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China ' International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University, Coventry, CV1-5FB, UK ' School of Public Finance and Taxation, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, 100081, China

Abstract: Considering the extreme significance of artificial intelligence (AI) for the academic research, business practices as well as governmental policies, this article reviews the development and application of AI via a management and development perspective. In particular, this article starts with the discussions how AI might bring about new competition and collaboration relationships among countries and firms. We then analyse key elements for AI firms to secure public funding. In addition, this study summarises the characteristics of AIs new applications in multiple business scenarios, such as entrepreneurial social networks and strategic human resource management. Finally, the relationship between blockchain and AI is briefly introduced.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; business application; introduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2020.112615

International Journal of Technology Management, 2020 Vol.84 No.1/2, pp.1 - 7

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 24 Jan 2021 *

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