Exploring the Cutting Edge of Trucking's Data Technologies

Date: February 13, 2018

TruckingInfo.com -  Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

When you hear the words "artificial intelligence," you may think of the 2001 Steven Spielberg movie "AI" about a robotic boy, or the 2013 Spike Jonze film "Her," where the protagonist falls in love with his AI personal assistant. But artificial intelligence isn't just a science-fiction movie concept anymore. In fact it and related technologies are getting ready to play a larger role in trucking.

For our March issue, I've been working on the third part in a series on data analytics, focusing on emerging and future technologies, including predictive analytics, blockchain, edge analytics, and more.

While researching these emerging technologies, I kept hearing terms such as deep learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. What do those mean, and what do they mean for trucking?


Deep Learning and Trucking

Tim Leonard, chief technology officer and executive vice president at TMW Systems, says deep learning is “one of the cornerstones that will take us to the future,” giving us “the ability to dive into masses of volumes of data and pick out anomalies we’ve never seen before,” leading to the development of new business intelligence algorithms. In deep learning, he says, algorithms “go down deep and interact with huge volumes of data.”... To Continue Reading, CLICK HERE

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