The US government is planning to use its new AI system to automate and improve shipping, logistics and logistics engineering, as well as logistics, logistics engineer, and circle logistics positions.
The project is codenamed “BX Global Logistics”, and is set to be unveiled on May 30 in Washington, DC.
The idea is to use AI to improve the shipping industry by improving its efficiency, reducing logistics costs and reducing errors in shipping.
“This will allow for more efficient shipping, for better product delivery, and for greater profits,” a company spokesperson told Al Jazeera.
“It will also allow for increased transparency, faster delivery and better customer service.”
In a nutshell, the company says the AI system will automate shipping, as it processes more and more data on every customer, and it will analyse it, creating a more detailed picture of what is happening.
It will then apply the AI to more complex logistics, like the logistics engineer role.BXGlobal Logistics will be developed by a joint venture between US-based firm Logistics and US-led AI firm Inven.
It will work with a number of shipping and logistics companies in the US and around the world.
The company says it will also be able to analyse customer preferences and behaviour, and will then adapt the AI algorithms to meet them.
The new AI systems will be used in the next wave of automation, said the spokesperson.
“The end result is the shipping economy will be more efficient, efficient and secure.”
But it will still need human help.
A number of companies are already using AI in logistics, and some have been criticised for failing to get the right people in the right positions.
For example, the shipping firm Oceana said it had no human logistics workers for its shipyards, and that it would need to hire people with the right skills, skills and training.
Oceana, which has about 100 staff, also said it was hiring people for a different role – logistics manager, which would allow it to automate other roles.
“We are very proud of our record of innovation in logistics and the shipbuilding industry,” the spokesperson said.
“We believe that AI is a critical part of the next generation of logistics.
It allows us to be able more quickly and effectively to provide a more seamless, secure, efficient, and productive shipping service to our customers and to our clients.”