Peggy Smedley talks about the challenges and opportunities for the digital supply chain—and why the IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (artificial intelligence) is playing a greater role. She points to examples of how manufacturers, retailers, and logistics companies are leveraging technology in today’s on-demand economy. When done right, data can give businesses critical insights that can drive growth and profitability, she says.
2 Understanding AI, Machine Learning
Peggy and Basavaraj Patil, a lead member of technical staff in AT&T's Internet of Things business unit, discuss the definition of the terms AI, machine learning, and deep learning. He says the term AI was coined back in 1956, but the technology has morphed today. He also explains how the IoT (Internet of Things) relates to all of it. Today, more and more companies are trying to figure out how to use all the data, he continues, and AI and machine learning can improve prosperity, react faster to malfunctions, and more.
3 The Rise of AI, Machine Learning
Peggy and Josh Peschel, assistant professor, agricultural and biosystems engineering, Iowa State University, talk about the biggest drivers for AI and machine learning in the supply chain today. He says an exciting area right now is augmentation—being able to see what is in a warehouse through AR (augmented reality). Perhaps the most exciting thing is the implementation of machine learning in media and video production, he adds.