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Embracing AI and Preparing for Risk Associated With Its Use
Artificial intelligence (AI) has made it possible for machines to learn from experience and perform human tasks. Its use has spread to manufacturing operations and their supply chains. Companies are employing AI technologies that include computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing and speech recognition, and robotics. AI is also enabling logistics managers to better configure their supply chain networks.

However, the exchange of data through AI initiatives makes companies vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. A lot of sensitive materials are exchanged between supply chain partners, notes cybersecurity expert Oliver Dehning. He advises that companies be aware of and secure their most sensitive data, especially since hackers are using AI techniques to get around these security measures. Nevertheless, although cybersecurity is a concern for companies using AI, according to a study from Deloitte, they are moving ahead with these disruptive technologies.

Artificial intelligence is a huge technological disruptor that will touch every industry and change every aspect of the business landscape, says global futurist Jack Uldrich. He advises every business to have a strategy around AI. According to a recent Forbes article, “AI can transform your enterprise so you ride the disruption wave instead of drowning in it.”

Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development

Initially adopted by big tech companies, AI’s use has spread to manufacturing operations and their supply chains, despite cybersecurity and other concerns.

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First Person: Internet Security for the Manufacturing Industry

Oliver Dehning Oliver Dehning, CEO, Hornetsecurity

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important concern for businesses of all types and sizes. To find out more about the cyber threats these companies are facing, Area Development recently interviewed Oliver Dehning, CEO for U.S. operations at Hornetsecurity, a cybersecurity firm focused on cloud-based solutions.

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First Person: Disruptive Technologies Changing the Business Landscape

Jack Uldrich Jack Uldrich

Area Development recently asked Jack Uldrich, a global futurist and author, about today’s disruptive technologies and what business leaders need to do to stay ahead of the curve. Uldrich frequently speaks about technology, change management, and leadership to Fortune 100 corporations, venture capital firms, associations, NGOs, and government bodies around the world.

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