AI Business Transformation: An AMD Study on IT Leaders’ Optimism and Investments

AI Business Transformation: An AMD Study on IT Leaders’ Optimism and Investments

August 21, 2023 0 By Dave Perry

Today, AMD released the findings from a new survey of global IT leaders which found that 3 in 4 IT leaders are optimistic about the potential benefits of AI — from increased employee efficiency to automated cybersecurity solutions — and more than 2 in 3 are increasing investments in AI technologies. However, while AI presents clear opportunities for organizations to become more productive, efficient, and secure, IT leaders expressed uncertainty on their AI adoption timeliness due to their lack of implementation roadmaps and the overall readiness of their existing hardware and technology stack.

AMD commissioned the survey of 2,500 IT leaders across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Japan to understand how AI technologies are re-shaping the workplace, how IT leaders are planning their AI technology and related Client hardware roadmaps, and what their biggest challenges are for adoption. Despite some hesitations around security and a perception that training the workforce would be burdensome, it became clear that organizations that have already implemented AI solutions are seeing a positive impact and organizations that delay risk being left behind. Of the organizations prioritizing AI deployments, 90% report already seeing increased workplace efficiency.

“There is a benefit to being an early AI adopter,” said Matthew Unangst, senior director, commercial client and workstation, AMD. “IT leaders are seeing the benefits of AI-enabled solutions, but their enterprises need to outline a more focused plan for implementation or risk falling behind. Open software ecosystems, with high-performance hardware, are essential, and AMD believes in a multi-faceted approach of leveraging AI IP across our full portfolio of products to the benefit of our partners and customers.”

Future of AI-Powered Computing for the Enterprise

To ensure IT leaders have the best computing platform as they implement AI solutions, AMD is focused on developing cutting-edge solutions with AI capabilities across our product portfolio – from the cloud to the edge to endpoints – while working in close collaboration with open industry-standard software.

This year, AMD launched the first AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors with select models featuring a Ryzen AI Engine with support for Windows Studio Effects, along with Ryzen AI developer tools – delivering unique experiences not currently available on other x86 processors and paving the way for greater AI capabilities directly on laptops.

A dedicated AI engine for mobile PCs is complementary to cloud-based AI and essential to the adoption of AI applications in the workplace. It has the potential to:

· Enable more personalized, secure experiences for employees by running AI models locally.

· Enhance the laptop’s power efficiency, which means better employee productivity and connectivity.

· Increase the overall bandwidth for a business to run AI workloads by enabling the laptop to run next generation software.

For businesses that also want to run AI workloads in their on-premise data centers, having up-to-date infrastructure is critical. By upgrading a data center to modern AMD EPYC processors, customers could reduce the number of racks needed in their existing infrastructure by up to 70%.

AMD also recently shared details about its AMD Instinct MI300X accelerator (192 GB) based on AMD CDNA 3 accelerator architecture, which will be the world’s most advanced accelerator for generative AI, and will provide the compute and memory efficiency needed for large language model training and inference for generative AI workloads.

To complement the hardware, AMD is bringing an open, ready, and established AI software platform to market through the AMD ROCm software ecosystem for data center accelerators.