In a statement, the company said a study it had conducted found that 52% of the organisations that had invested in AI were "still in the earlier maturity stages, in which AI is used in silos by select individuals/groups or for isolated projects".
"More so, these organisations have no formal strategy/co-ordination and/or such strategies are only limited to specific projects."
Dr Chris Marshall, associate vice-president for AI and big data and analytics at IDC Asia-Pacific, said: "As Asia/Pacific organisations prioritise digital acceleration and resilience, AI has become a core capability.
Two other findings from the study were:
China leads the pack on a broad front, with many companies maturing steadily. However, one should look at Australia and New Zealand organisations to find best practices.
Banking, financial services, and insurance organisations lead the way in AI maturity. In contrast, organisations in public services have the most room for improvement.