One problem addressed by the apps is the need for expertise. "The challenge with expertise in artificial intelligence-type software is there are potentially lots of decision points," said Adams. "If you focus your app on a narrower application area, the number of decision points is reduce and you do a better job of incorporating the expertise into the software."
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