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?
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.
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