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AI at play

02 September 2018
Delivering the goods | DWF
The benefits of using artificial intelligence in transport are clear, but can it live up to the hype? Read the first in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.

Some of the earliest deployments of artificial intelligence (AI) were in the world of logistics. During the mid-1950s Cold War days, Nato’s scientists stealthily harnessed the learning potential of this “embryonic new science” for a single purpose: to simulate the logistical challenges of moving phenomenal quantities of manpower and materiel, and evaluate how these resources would interact in various doomsday scenarios.

Decades passed and, without defence budgets, AI remained a Cinderella science, plodding the esoteric corridors of academia but never finding its commercial niche. With a newfound ability to integrate with IoT, blockchain, sensors and big data, AI is out of the bunker and back in the logistics arena.

However, 68 per cent of our respondents think that AI and its benefits for commercial transport are overhyped, so is it proving its mettle?

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Delivering the goods: Harnessing technology to drive the transport of the future

We conducted extensive research to assess how Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Electrification are transforming the transport sector. We examined the views of 250 CEOs, CTOs and CLOs from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and North America, incorporating perspectives from industry leaders and innovators, as well as legal perspectives from our own experts in Italy, Germany, UK and UAE.

The full report 'Delivering the goods' will launch at the end of September, but you can exclusively receive technology feature articles throughout September. These include: 

  • Big data, big opportunities: The adoption of data analytics has grown exponentially, but concerns over security and privacy remain.

  • The Block-chain game changer: This nascent technology could change the face of commercial transport, but only once its full potential is unlocked.

  • Power Shift: With the advancement of electric vehicle fleets and the development of electric roads, is this the end for fossil fuels?

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