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What's The Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Distribution?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Distribution business trends for 2019, the year of moving strategically.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a lot of people talking. The fact that those people no longer hail primarily from the world of science fiction is representative of just how far the ideas driving this technology have come. AI has entered the mainstream, and it has the technology world buzzing with excitement. The potential applications of AI are vast and varied. And in truth, that is where the real excitement lies—in finding out just how far we can take AI, and in turn, how far it can take us.

Kelly Squizzero, Infor’s Director, Industry & Solution Strategy, points to five key business trends that are shaping distribution business in 2019.

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Topics: Distribution, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

How To Identify An AI Opportunity: 5 Questions To Ask.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Could AI solve that problem? Speed that process? Five important things you should ask to unearth AI opportunities in your organization.This article by Kevin Casey at the Enterprisers Project which is a community of CIOs discussing the future of business and IT, provides actionable insights on how IT and business leaders can think clearly about where AI might be a good fit. 

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

What Are The Prerequisites For Your Digital Journey?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Start by putting the infrastructure in place to support a new way of thinking. 

Digital technologies are dramatically changing the way we work and how we do business with customers and suppliers. Companies are seeing the inevitability of transformation. Whether you are on a fast-track for modernization or planning an elongated ramp-up, putting the right ERP foundation in place is key to success.
  
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Topics: Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, Digital Journey, AI, Artificial Intelligence

The Truth Is That AI Can Make Us Better At Being Human

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The growing enthusiasm for Artificial Intelligence (AI) is unquestionable and well documented. CEOs marvel at the potential of AI and deep learning to perform cognitive functions such as problem solving and reasoning – functions previously undertaken only by people. 

Rather than making us redundant, all the evidence says that AI amplifies our potential. Infor’s Rick Rider explains how AI can make us better at being human.

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Topics: Digital Strategy, Digital Journey, AI, Artificial Intelligence

What Are The Most Important Tactics To Consider In Your Digital Journey?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

This checklist provides nine elements critical to a successful digital deployment, based on a timely report by Constellation Research.

Manufacturers eager to jumpstart growth opportunities are embracing digital strategies. New technologies offer exciting ways to leverage sensor data, engage with customers, and automate processes. New ways of looking at products, services and the complete value chain are transforming the way we think about manufacturing products and distributing them to the market.
 
 
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Topics: Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, Digital Journey, AI, Artificial Intelligence

The Future Of The Future: Cognitive Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Dec 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a lot of people talking. The fact that those people no longer hail primarily from the world of science fiction is representative of just how far the ideas driving this technology have come. AI has entered the main stream, and it has the technology world buzzing with excitement. The potential applications of AI are as vast and varied as any complex technology vision that has ever been brought to life. And in truth, that is where the real excitement lies—in finding out just how far we can take AI and in turn, how far it can take us. In this paper, we’ll take a look at the many exciting applications taking shape for AI today; what ideas are on the horizon; and importantly, what the potential impact on the B2B world might be.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Industrial Manufacturing, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

What Real IT People Think About AI

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Expectations are high, as long as AI delivers real business value

What do IT decision makers really think about AI? Are they buying the hype? Are they laying some groundwork for artificial intelligence implementations?

Random interviews with several IT managers across a variety of industries on The Hub show floor at Inforum 2018 reveal what one might expect — a variety of opinions on AI. But most all believe it could be big, possibly very big.

Another widely held belief is that tapping into the capability of AI to optimize human potential will take some trial and error. To some extent, this reflects the thinking of sports superstar Venus Williams, who told a packed General Session at Inforum, “Failure is a huge part of knowing your pushing yourself hard enough.”

But all agreed on one thing: IT must acknowledge AI in some way, and at least begin to closely and seriously examine how it might fit into their organizations. After all, as Williams said, “It’s not where you start, but where you finish.”

 
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Topics: Manufacturing, Industrial Manufacturing, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

AI As An Enabler Of Human Potential? You Can Bet On It.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Sep 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Renowned theoretical physicist and futurist Steven Hawking was torn on the value of artificial intelligence. At one point, he said, “AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We don’t know if we will be helped by AI … or conceivably destroyed by it.”

But just before his death earlier this year, Hawking appeared to change his AI calculus: “Perhaps we should all stop for a moment, and focus not only on making our AI better, but also (focus) on the benefit to humanity.”

There, in a nutshell, from one of the most brilliant minds of the century is the AI conundrum. Is it, as Tesla founder Elon Musk said, “more dangerous than nuclear weapons?” Or is it more likely to “inject more pride and dignity into work focused on enhancing our communities,” as suggested by author and former president of Google China Kai-Fu-Lee?

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Topics: Manufacturing, Industrial Manufacturing, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

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