Hitachis Robot Bosses

A Hitachi warehouse is being co-managed by artificial intelligence to increase productivity.Hitachi might be in the early pioneering days of eliminating one of the major causes of employee turnover: the manager. The company instituted a program at one of its Japanese warehouses where an artificial intelligence system was integrated to help rearrange processes and find ways to induce more efficiency and productivity. The manager (still human) gets to decide when to include or not include said AI in his decision making process. It’s a big deal when you consider the ever-complicating world of employee satisfaction, and the ever-diminishing separation between work and home. Bosses can create a lot of problems—after all, they’re only human. Letting an AI run endless calculations to find the best outcome certainly takes the hesitation out,…


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