Productivity Gains Will Drive Stock Markets Higher

I have developed a fascination with one of the biggest life-changing events that has enveloped our economy, and our lives, and offers infinite promise: A.I. As I have written in the past, I have witnessed three life-changing events in my 50-plus-year career: the invention of the personal computer, the advent of cellular telephony and the Internet. Each of these drove…

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Communication and Technology

The Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence Is Just The Latest Development In The Menacing Partnership Between Technology And Human Affairs. By Thomas J. Roach Over the last 100 years, while technology dramatically changed how we live and work, it quietly changed who we are. We think of technology in terms of physical objects like computers, electric automobiles or smartphones, but the…

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Hyundai Shares Xite Innovation Vision at CES 2024

HD Hyundai’s Xite innovation, created with cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), digital technologies and robotics, will go beyond improving construction sites and equipment to fundamentally transform the way humanity builds the future, the company stated. HD Hyundai Vice Chairman and CEO Kisun Chung presented “Xite Transformation,” the vision that transcends the limitations of time and space and will…

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The Limits of AI Technology

The Most Important Aspects Of Human Interaction Cannot Be Automated.  By Thomas J. Roach Artificial Intelligence depersonalizes communication, and therein lies its greatest limitation. Automation is a mechanical or electronic technology that removes the human footprint from a process that produces goods or services. Ancient Greeks employed water wheels to grind grain. During the Industrial Revolution, steam and internal combustion…

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Trimble Introduces AI-Powered Automatic Invoicing Capability

Trimble announced that its Viewpoint Spectrum and Viewpoint Vista construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) software now includes Automatic Invoicing capability. The integration of Azure AI Document Intelligence enhances Automatic Invoicing, helping automatically turn paper and PDF invoices into validated, unapproved invoice entries within Spectrum and Vista for faster, more accurate workflows that save contractors valuable time, effort and money. “In…

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Emerson’s Engineering Software Accelerates Plant Modernization Via AI

Emerson is helping customers more quickly and efficiently transition legacy technology to modern DeltaV automation that modernizes and digitizes operations. Emerson’s REVAMP advanced software solution uses cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) to automate up to 70% of system configuration, reduce errors and manual conversion work, and slash capital costs up to 15%. “Modernization projects too often surprise teams late…

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How Will AI Effect PR?

Will PR Professionals Be Replaced By AI-Driven PR Software Programs? By Thomas J. Roach Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is currently developing the ability to perform basic public relations tasks like generating media releases and mission statements. Results are pretty basic right now, but they will improve. Media releases and mission statements are very formulaic, and AI is all about formula…

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The Biggest Wealth Transfer in History

As we mull over the prospect of a recession, which I am still convinced will not happen, it is significant to note there are some financial forces at play over the next several years that will have a huge, and positive, impact on our economy. As I have said in prior columns and to state and national association presentations for…

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AI in Aggregates

April 4, 2023 – As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, there is much speculation about its potential to replace human jobs, but could AI potentially transform the aggregates industry? As part of Rock Products‘ ongoing collaboration with Utah-based Burgex Mining Consultants, company founder Stuart Burgess engaged ChatGPT to discuss how AI could be used to improve efficiency, productivity and sustainability in…

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