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At Long Last, A.I. Comes to the Logistics Industry

It was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence was applied to the field of logistics.

We're finally seeing the concepts of expert systems and A.I. brought to bear on the countless decisions that go into running a complex logistics operation. But what form is A.I. taking in that area? Does it promise to replace human experts, or supplement them? And just how "smart" is present-day A.I., anyway? On this episode, we discuss the coming of A.I. to logistics with Spencer Askew, founder and chief executive officer of Teknowlogi, creator of an expert system for that industry. He assesses the current state of A.I., with a particular emphasis on how the technology can provide an answer to the problem of an aging workforce. We’ll learn where humans fit into the equation, and the types of new skills they’ll need in the age of A.I. We’ll see how A.I. can aid companies in making everyday business decisions, as well as predicting future trends. And we’ll answer a key question: Does A.I. advise on necessary actions, or does it dictate them? Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

A blog post by Spencer Askew on logistics expert systems.

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