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9 Ways AI and Intelligent Automation Affect the C-Suite

AI and intelligent automation are changing the ways companies compete. Members of the C-suite need to contemplate a broader spectrum of issues than technology alone.
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When one part of a value chain leverages machine intelligence, other parts of the value chain may be impacted. For example, truck drivers fear the advent of self-driving trucks. However, in the past year, trucking industry automation hasn't advanced much, according to Jake Tully, editor-in-chief of trucking career website TruckDrivingJobs.com due to the initial human involvement required to get it started, the state of safety legislation, hours-of-service issues and infrastructure improvements that need to be addressed.

"The obvious thing is the impact on the 3.5 million U.S. truckers. As you start thinking about the value pool, you see these forward and backward linkages," said BCG's Mills. "Trucking impacts 5.5 million additional jobs at truck stops, hotels and restaurants, so it has amplifying effect in the economy. But there are also backwards linkages such as companies producing these trucks and developing the technology. It behooves executives to ask what the future will look like in their industry."

Lisa Morgan is a freelance writer who covers big data and BI for InformationWeek. She has contributed articles, reports, and other types of content to various publications and sites ranging from SD Times to the Economist Intelligent Unit. Frequent areas of coverage include ... View Full Bio

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