Since China entered the World Trade Organization in 2001, America has lost 5 Million manufacturing jobs and closed 42,000 factories. AI discovers tremendous waste, which can be accomplished during the 8-12 week AIT Trial Period using the “Big Data” on your ERP system that only AI+Lean Six Sigma tools can eliminate. Thus AI, built on a foundation of Lean Six Sigma, is essential to make American supply chains competitive in the 21st Century. The CEO of Intel wisely observed: “Almost every company you can think of, every application, it’s going to be affected by Artificial Intelligence…. You are going to be using Artificial Intelligence, or you’re going to be outpaced by people who are.” (Wall Street Journal Oct 24,2017)
“The ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy by which China will dominate manufacturing … is the real existential threat to U.S. technological leadership”
(Council on Foreign Relations, 2018)
Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Ph.D. in AI (Carnegie-Mellon), with a $2 Billion Acquisition fund and 300 portfolio companies, boldly states:
“I believe that China will soon overtake the U.S. in deploying Artificial Intelligence…AI will translate into productivity gains on a scale not seen since the Industrial Revolution!
AI driven factories will under-cut the one economic advantage developing countries historically possessed: cheap labor;
Executives will team up with AI experts to bring the transformative power of AI Deep Learning to bear on industries.”