Understanding the Relationship Between AI and Low-Code Platforms

AI and low-code platforms are both incredibly powerful tools that help businesses with their everyday operations, making it easier to develop effective new systems and processes without massive overheads. While each can be used in isolation, combining the two devices can offer far greater results.

At Future Workforce, we’re committed to bringing you the best tech innovations to help you grow and expand in the digital age. In this article, we’ll explain the benefits of AI and low-code platforms, discuss how they can work together, and offer other insights into tech trends you could benefit from.

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How Does AI Benefit Businesses?

AI is the biggest change to business operations in the last century. The next stage in automation and efficiency, AI allows you to put manpower where it’s needed most – leaving routine, mundane tasks to a highly effective machine.

Newer forms of AI can do even more. GenAI has developed to the point that it’s making creative outputs, interacting with customers, and even acting as a search engine in and of itself. As such, AI stands to be able to improve every aspect of your operations – with even more developments to come in the near future.

Some of the main ways that AI benefits businesses include:

  • Data integration
  • Data cleansing
  • Data analysis
  • Handling large data sets
  • Engaging with customers
  • Pattern recognition

With a versatile set of abilities and the potential to manipulate any kind of data into the specific output you want, AI offers boundless opportunities if utilised in the right way. The first step to doing that is understanding what types of AI are available.

What are the Different Kinds of AI?

GenAI (Generative AI) – ChatGPT, Co-Bot, and DALL-E are all popular GenAI that provide outputs to queries. Responses can be in the form of text, images, videos, or sound, and allow a great range of creativity with minimal initial input.

ANI (Artificial Narrow Intelligence) – As the name suggests, the limits for this type of AI are quite restrictive. While ANI can only execute simple commands, more modern AI can do much more.

AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) – A much more powerful type of AI than ANI, AGI can achieve complex outputs and support with a variety of different systems. GenAI like ChatGPT fall under this category as well.

ASI (Artificial Superintelligence) – This represents AI at the theoretical limits of technology. It would exceed human intelligence, being able to self-innovate, and perhaps even being self-aware. However, current AI solutions don’t achieve anywhere near this effect, and serve best when applied in combination with trained human workers as well.

Aside from these popular general categories of AI, there are also other more specific types which include:

  • Computer Vision (CV)
  • Natural Language Processors (NLPs)
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning Networks

Whatever type of AI you choose, it will need to integrate with your systems. Development time is expensive, and utilising the full potential of AI can require solutions bespoke to you. Low-code platforms offer the solution.

The Impact of Low-Code Platforms on Operational Efficiency

Low-code platforms offer a way to code that can be easy as dragging and dropping. They enable everyone from seasoned developers to directors that have never even seen the backend of a program to collaborate on building a bespoke system.

This comes with several major impacts, including:

  • Easier translation of ideas from management into functioning solutions
  • More collaboration across departments
  • Quicker outputs
  • Responsive amendments to the program
  • Swifter response to market trends
  • Efficient handling and processing of data

A low-code platform offers benefits to the development process, from initial planning through to the program’s actual output. By properly achieving the vision of the concept’s creator, they allow programs to more closely resemble what was originally intended. This leads to a knock-on effect of improvements to operational efficiencies from top to bottom.

Who Benefits from Low-Code Solutions?

Low-code solutions enable everyone, from managers to directors and more, to collaborate on development projects and achieve the best results. As such, almost any industry can benefit from coding through low-code platforms. Some notable examples include:

  • Retail
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking, finance, and law

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Any business that uses technology can benefit from low-code solutions. And any business in the modern era should be using technology. These facts conclude that low-code solutions stand to make waves on the way that any business operates.

The next step is to take things further – combining the powers of low-code platforms and AI solutions to create an entirely new level of efficiency for your activities.

How do AI and Low-Code Platforms Work Together?

Research from GitHub shows that nearly 30% of developers have already begun seeing measurable improvements from using GenAI to optimise their code. With low-code platforms presenting an even easier way to develop functioning programs, AI stands to help even further.

This can be done in two main ways:

The first is through education. When you’re using a low-code platform, a basic understanding can still be required. However, as low-code doesn’t require intensive training to use, an AI can help to educate users on how to use the platforms to achieve the results they want.

The second is through generation. An AI sufficiently linked to a low-code platform could be used to generate entire programs based on a prompt. These could then be tailored, quality assured, and modified until they fit the intended use – cutting out the initial legwork of writing the program.

As well as these methods of application, low-code AI also offers extra benefits to your general work. As both of them involve the handling and processing of data, but offer benefits to different aspects of these processes, using both will give you a full-package solution that sees results across the board.

This can be true for all your technology. Integrating the things you use, and making them work together, will lead to even greater synergy. The same is true for your team – by training your staff on how to use your new systems, and deploying the proper oversight, you will achieve the best results.

The Benefits of Integrating Your Technology

In general, integrating the technology your business uses is the best way to see a return. Rather than keeping things in isolation, you can see even greater results with properly integrated synergies. The main advantages of integrating your technologies include:

  • Even greater operational efficiency
  • Better ROI
  • Futureproofing for later developments
  • Enhancements across your departments
  • Full automation for certain tasks

Other Tech Trends to Support Your Business

As well as low-code platforms and AI, there are many other tech trends that are emerging to boost the way your business runs. From AI democratisation to personalisation+, co-bots and much more, there are many great new things on the horizon – some you can prepare for or even begin using today.

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Harness Low-Code AI with Future Workforce

With benefits to data analysis, processing, and your business operations, AI and low-code solutions are great assets that will only grow stronger over time. By combining their powers into a single solution, you will maximise the effects of each while ensuring your business has everything it needs to succeed.

With Future Workforce, you can find the optimal positions to utilise low-code solutions and AI, weaving them into your workflow and empowering your team to succeed. Get in touch today to find out more!

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Meet the Authors

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson


Director and Co-founder at FWF UK. Dan has committed his career to the technology industry and has over a decade of experience working at senior strategic levels in Financial Services, including Insurance Process Automation Lead at Accenture UK&I and Head of Automation at Close Brothers Bank.

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