Category: Automation

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Automation and Process Improvement

One conviction shared by both business leaders and environmentalists is that waste and inefficiency are bad. Time is one of the worst things companies can waste. Best-selling author Harvey Mackay once stated,

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Trends 2023: Automation

Automation is a broad topic. The Oxford Languages Dictionary defines automation as “the use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process.” Wikipedia elaborates on the subject

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Automation, AI, and the Future of Work

With a number of economists predicting the U.S. is heading into recession, the labor market is being watched closely. Despite talk of recession, journalist Ali Donaldson (@AliCDonaldson) reports, “The job market is

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What is Intelligent Automation?

More and more articles are appearing that discuss the topic of intelligent automation. The most common description of intelligent automation is the enhancement of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) using cognitive technologies (aka

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The Road to Intelligent Automation

Today’s business headlines often mention automation and artificial intelligence (AI) and their impact on bottom lines and employment. Some pundits fear these technologies will bring about massive layoffs and foment social unrest.

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Is 2022 the Year Automation Takes Off?

Lockdowns, lockouts, and labor shortages have all played a role in motivating business leaders to look more closely at automation, digitalization, and artificial intelligence (AI). Julian Dunn (@julian_dunn), Senior Director of Product

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Adapting to the Human/Machine Future

The future of work is a fascinating subject to contemplate and discuss. Prior to the pandemic, many of the articles discussing the future of work raised concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) and

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