Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Food Supply Chain Current and Future Potential

Product Id : FDA233
Instructor : Dr. John Ryan
Jun 21, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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From robotic planting and harvesting systems through self-driving trucks, inspection systems, traceability, robotic pick and place loading systems, robotic grading systems, food processing systems, pick and place, inventory control and other areas, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is planning major changes that will impact the food supply chain in ways we can only imagine. If you think artificial intelligence only runs robots or drives cars, think again. AI is ramping up in all food supply chain areas.

Through the use of giant databases, supercomputers and new software with information and technologies supplied by Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Google, the Internet of Things, Baidu, Amazon, NVIDIA, iRobot, Netflix, PayPal and hundreds of others are betting big and betting now on advances beyond most of our imaginations.

Join this session by expert speaker John Ryan, where he will review some of the current trends and products coming your way regardless of where you sit in the food supply chain.

Why Should You Attend:

If AI has not already impacted your company due to customer driven cost reductions, improvements in food safety and quality or delivery through-put times, it soon will.

In this webinar we will review some of the current trends and products coming your way regardless of where you sit in the food supply chain.  We will cover basic AI concepts, discuss how some of these giant companies are working together to bring AI to you and step through different currently available systems and on into some of the technologies and companies driving this massive movement.

AI is a controversial but undeniable force moving into the food supply chain.  Understanding the basics and trends is critical to your company‚Äôs ability to meet new customer and market demands. Now is the time to get on board.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand basic AI concepts
  • Learn about some of the players and how they are planning and working together
  • Review currently available AI food supply chain solutions
  • Take a look into future AI products and solutions
  • Understand who is investing in what and why
  • Understand the potentials for success and failure

Areas covered in this presentation:

  • Basics of AI
  • What players are involved and why
  • Different food supply chain segments impacted
  • How close is AI to us today?
  • Key software integration requirements

Who Will Benefit:

  • CEOs, VPs and Directors in food supply companies
  • Food processors, distributors, retailers, transporters, distributors and restaurant chains
  • IT personnel in food suppliers
  • Food safety and quality specialists
  • Compliance officers
  • Transportation managers
  • Marketing personnel
Speaker Profile:

The speaker, Dr. John Ryan, has a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He recently retired from the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division, where he served as administrator. He has also worked at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo (California), as a graduate quality and operations management lecturer.

In the last 25 years, he has implemented high-tech quality-control systems for international corporations in numerous countries, including Mexico, United States, and countries in Asia.

He has won numerous awards for his commendable work in the field of traceability technology.

Currently, he is the president of Ryan Systems, and The Sanitary Cold Chain. He is the author of books such as Guide to Food Safety during Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices, and Food Fraud.

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