AI bosses at Hitachi improve productivity by 8 percent

Forget about robots taking over your job: They might be more likely to take over the role of your boss and get you working smarter. Hitachi has been experimenting with software systems that can issue workflows and assign employee duties, and so far there’s been an 8 percent increase in warehouse efficiency and productivity.According to Hitachi, the new programs are designed to assess fluctuations in demand and productivity levels based on a large database of previous corporate activity. The main benefits over previous automated systems are the way in which the new AI is able to adapt in real-time to changes in workflow and unexpected activities — variations that would typically require new code to be added. Related: Robots sent into schools to inspire students to code Key to the…


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