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FedEx invests in driverless trucks to deliver cost savings


13 Feb, 2017 11:00 am

FedEx is investing in autonomous vehicles and AI apps which seek to operate with voice-activated personal assistants, such as Amazon Echo, as the logistics giant seeks to capitalize on advances in machine learning technology.


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FedEx operates in 220 countries worldwide and therefore has a profound impact on shaping the logistics industry as a whole.

If FedEx's project is successful, the shipping giant would create a new operations model that could disrupt the logistics market that is worth several trillion dollars worldwide.

FedEx did not disclose a timeline by when it hopes to offer automated services to its customers.

Read more on MIT Technology Review 

TAKEAWAY TREND
The technology behind robotics, autonomous vehicles, and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled voice apps are expected to have a significant impact on the logistics sector.
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