When it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence, it's easy for managers to get caught up in the hype. Everything moves so fast it's easy to put the cart before the horse. Once there's talk of AI and robotic automation in the office, everyone wants to implement it as soon as possible and relieve their workers from mundane, repetitive tasks. But don't be too quick to jump the gun just yet. Some of the smartest companies are just getting started laying the foundation that will make AI and automation tools more useful and efficient. Below are the 5 stones that make up a solid foundation for the adoption of AI.