PAG Blog: Alteryx, AI, and You


Having spent more than 12 years in the analytics industry, I have witnessed numerous products emerge and fade away. However, none have possessed the remarkable capabilities and potential of AI.


Being a huge Alteryx fan and user, I was so happy to see that this year Alteryx has unveiled an exciting innovation called Alteryx AiDIN. This groundbreaking engine integrates the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and generative AI with the Alteryx Analytics Cloud Platform. Its purpose is to drive greater efficiency and productivity in analytics processes. With Alteryx AiDIN, organizations can now democratize access to the most advanced models and methods, empowering users at all levels to leverage the transformative power of AI and ML to gain a competitive edge.


AI stands as a transformative force, revolutionizing the way we approach analytics and unlocking new levels of power and efficiency. It can analyze vast amounts of data, identify patterns, and generate insights that were once unimaginable. With AI, businesses can make data-driven decisions with greater accuracy and speed.


However, it’s important to recognize that AI is not a magical solution. It requires thoughtful implementation, rigorous validation, and ongoing monitoring to ensure its effectiveness and ethical use. Human expertise remains vital in guiding AI systems and interpreting their outputs. Alteryx has found a happy medium by not taking the analyst out of the process, simply giving AI and ML to the Analyst as another set of tools.


Data analysts cannot be replaced by AI for several reasons, one being that machines currently lack the ability to understand context as we do. They are unable to read a room or adapt their storytelling accordingly. It is you, the self-aware data storyteller, who will shape the future of the business and advance your career simultaneously.


Leverage the power of AI to your advantage. Utilize it to go beyond the numbers, to unveil data stories that evoke emotions, broaden perspectives, inspire action, influence decisions, and unlock new possibilities for your organization.


AI will serve as your tool to simplify work-related tasks, but it will not replace you. It is you who will shape the future of both your business and your career.


As we continue to harness the power of AI, it is crucial to strike a balance between automation and human intervention. Embracing AI as a powerful tool and combining it with human ingenuity and domain knowledge will enable us to unlock the full potential of this technology and drive meaningful outcomes in the analytics industry and beyond.



Sandie Schafer

Principal Analytics Consultant, Precision Analytics Group

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