People hear the words Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), and they tune them out, either because they think their systems already have it, or they’re scared of that kind of technology. 

But AI/ML is basically machine technology that’s programmed to think like a human with a set of rules: if this, this, and this happens, then do this. Nothing scary there, and it’s been around forever, and as with anything, it’s how you use it that counts!

Once Upon a Time…

Our CEO has always pushed the envelope on technology. In 1985, PCs were popping up in business, but they were mostly dumb terminals, places you’d go to pull bits from other reports into one. 

As a fresh-faced engineer out in the business world, but he often felt like a bored droid, doing rote work instead of engineering. He got promoted and ended up managing 15 analysts, but they were still pulling reports from 5 sources and doing it all manually, no brains required. He went to IT to automate the process, but they said no, it can’t be done, so he left the company, wrote a program to automate the manual work of over 100 people company-wide, and sold it back to them for $3m. True story!

Fast forward to today, and companies are still doing things that could be automated. We can worry about Terminator-style scenarios all day long, but ultimately, machines will win–they have no bias, they’re fine with repetition, they’re generally error free, etc. There are so many algorithms available open source that you could take an entire supply chain and automate it if you wanted to–call it supply chain 6.0. So why haven’t we done it yet?

What If, What If, What If?

The joke about artificial intelligence is that it’s artificial, but there really is some power there, you just have to know what you want it to do. The same technology from 1985 is still here with us, more or less, just with a heckuva lot more compute power. This is where ketteQ shines–our intelligent systems help you harness the power of AI/ML to do some serious scenario management, letting the user change one variable, two, five, ten, to see what happens. It’s the connected intelligence across all your company’s ecosystems that makes it possible. The ability of computers to go further with ketteQ isn’t because we’re using a black box but because we’re leveraging what computers can do. 

Wouldn’t you like to see what yours can do for you? Talk with our CEO, Cy Smith, today!

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