Ford drives scheduling with artificial intelligence

Stephen Smith, a research professor focused on Ai at Carnegie Mellon University, said this kind of scheduling issue is a classic problem for AI to handle, and Ford was smart to use it.”We need to rethink AI,” he said. “It can be a powerful amplifier of human decision making without taking over the decision making…. It’s a time saver…. In the area of planning and scheduling, that’s one of the advantages that the AI model brings — this flexibility, this tool that you can adapt to solve different problems pretty quickly.”