Embracing transparency: the future of AI in logistics

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasingly integral part of our daily lives, the logistics and supply chain management sector is on the cusp of transformative change. The European Union’s landmark Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA), due to come into force in 2024, introduces a new paradigm of transparency and accountability in AI applications, heralding significant implications for our industry.

As we venture into this new landscape, it’s critical for logistics professionals to understand the AIA’s risk-based framework. Low-risk systems will require basic transparency, while high-risk AI applications that could significantly impact individual rights or safety will be subject to strict regulatory oversight. At the heart of these regulations is a commitment to mitigating bias, ensuring fairness and fostering trust – a synergy with the values of the logistics sector.

The concept of Explainable AI (XAI) is emerging as a cornerstone in this new era, providing a beacon for companies to navigate the complexities of AI-driven decision-making. By ensuring that AI systems are interpretable and their workings transparent, XAI paves the way for more accountable and unbiased AI applications in logistics, from route optimisation to inventory management.

To delve deeper into the nuances of the AI Act and its relevance to our sector, visit Exploring the AI Act: Transparency is key to future technology by ALICE member RULEX.

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