This weekend saw the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I was at the airport on my way to a speaking event so I got to see it on the overhead monitors. The number of people that were glued to the screens was more fascinating to watch than the wedding itself. It's estimated that 18 million people tuned it to get a glimpse of the nuptials.
As all this was going on, my mind was focused on another royal wedding, the marriage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sales. Okay, maybe not royal but certainly its impact in the business world and our economy has already exceeded the 18M people. It's estimated that 61% of businesses implemented AI in 2017, up from just 38% in 2016 (source: Narrative Science, 2018).