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DEMYSTIFYING AI INTEGRAL TO EMPOWERING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE SAYS RAFT CTO AND CO-FOUNDER NISARG MEHTA


Artificial Intelligence should be thought of as an everyday work companion which assists with and augments daily tasks, Mehta told delegates at the WESCCON 2023 conference

Palm Springs, California, Tuesday 31st October: The future of work will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) integrated seamlessly into our work routines to boost creativity, unlock productivity, and enhance our skills, but that starts with understanding its practical capabilities, said Nisarg Mehta, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of intelligent logistics platform Raft.

During his keynote speech at WESCCON, Mehta emphasized that AI’s potential extends beyond existing as a background utility, describing the technology as an everyday companion which is reshaping our understanding of productivity and work.

“Consider the convenience Alexa brings to homes, how facial recognition simplifies device access, or the way Google Maps makes navigation effortless. These examples show AI’s widespread societal role; introducing it to workplaces is merely the next logical step,” said Mehta.

While there is growing excitement around AI, Mehta highlighted the need to distinguish between its transformative potential and inflated expectations.

“Discerning the hype from reality is important. Put simply, one of the greatest values of AI is gained from its ability to amplify human capabilities,” stated Mehta.

At WESCCON on October 28th, beyond his keynote demystifying AI, Mehta joined a panel discussion delving into AI’s specific impact on logistics, providing insights into how AI is redefining and optimizing supply chain processes, particularly in the face of rising complexities and challenges impacting the industry.

“To harness AI, we must understand it deeply. Technology providers are pivotal in transforming AI from an abstract concept to an invaluable asset that paves the way for efficient, resilient, and sustainable supply chains,” said Eduardo Acosta, President, Pacific Coast Council.

Raft shows its commitment to integrating AI beneficially with its “human-in-the-loop” approach to digital solutions. By merging human expertise with AI’s strengths, the platform ensures that forwarders and customs brokers have robust tools to navigate the intricacies of supply chains and maintain effective compliance.

About Raft

Raft is the intelligent logistics platform that’s rewriting the technology playbook for freight forwarders and customs brokers in the automation era.
We empower our customers to drive efficiency, collaborate effectively, and deliver more value to their shipper end-customers by automating shipment execution across the entire lifecycle—from operations, finance, customs, and sales to visibility and emissions reporting.

Raft embeds AI into workflows and standardizes diverse data inputs—whether email content, EDI, or API—in order to drive lower-touch shipment execution. This frees up teams to focus on higher value work while reducing costs and driving profitability.

Founded in 2017, Raft serves 60 freight forwarders in 30+ countries globally, including 40% of the A&A’s Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders List.

Our platform is used to execute over 300k shipments per month, saving customers up to 2 hours on every shipment.

Find out more: raft.ai


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    Mehta joined panellists (left to right) Karen Quintana, Pacific Coast Council; Nisarg Mehta, Co-Founder and CTO, Raft; Todd Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KYG Trade; Amy Morgan, Vice President, Head of Trade Compliance, Altana Technologies; Adam Hill, Chief Executive Officer, The Scarbrough Group; for a discussion about AI in logistics.
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DEMYSTIFYING AI INTEGRAL TO EMPOWERING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE SAYS RAFT CTO AND CO-FOUNDER NISARG MEHTA

Artificial Intelligence should be thought of as an everyday work companion which assists with and augments daily tasks, Mehta told delegates at the WESCCON 2023 conference

Palm Springs, California, Tuesday 31st October: The future of work will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) integrated seamlessly into our work routines to boost creativity, unlock productivity, and enhance our skills, but that starts with understanding its practical capabilities, said Nisarg Mehta, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of intelligent logistics platform Raft.

During his keynote speech at WESCCON, Mehta emphasized that AI’s potential extends beyond existing as a background utility, describing the technology as an everyday companion which is reshaping our understanding of productivity and work.

“Consider the convenience Alexa brings to homes, how facial recognition simplifies device access, or the way Google Maps makes navigation effortless. These examples show AI’s widespread societal role; introducing it to workplaces is merely the next logical step,” said Mehta.

While there is growing excitement around AI, Mehta highlighted the need to distinguish between its transformative potential and inflated expectations.

“Discerning the hype from reality is important. Put simply, one of the greatest values of AI is gained from its ability to amplify human capabilities,” stated Mehta.

At WESCCON on October 28th, beyond his keynote demystifying AI, Mehta joined a panel discussion delving into AI’s specific impact on logistics, providing insights into how AI is redefining and optimizing supply chain processes, particularly in the face of rising complexities and challenges impacting the industry.

“To harness AI, we must understand it deeply. Technology providers are pivotal in transforming AI from an abstract concept to an invaluable asset that paves the way for efficient, resilient, and sustainable supply chains,” said Eduardo Acosta, President, Pacific Coast Council.

Raft shows its commitment to integrating AI beneficially with its “human-in-the-loop” approach to digital solutions. By merging human expertise with AI’s strengths, the platform ensures that forwarders and customs brokers have robust tools to navigate the intricacies of supply chains and maintain effective compliance.

About Raft

Raft is the intelligent logistics platform that’s rewriting the technology playbook for freight forwarders and customs brokers in the automation era.
We empower our customers to drive efficiency, collaborate effectively, and deliver more value to their shipper end-customers by automating shipment execution across the entire lifecycle—from operations, finance, customs, and sales to visibility and emissions reporting.

Raft embeds AI into workflows and standardizes diverse data inputs—whether email content, EDI, or API—in order to drive lower-touch shipment execution. This frees up teams to focus on higher value work while reducing costs and driving profitability.

Founded in 2017, Raft serves 60 freight forwarders in 30+ countries globally, including 40% of the A&A’s Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders List.

Our platform is used to execute over 300k shipments per month, saving customers up to 2 hours on every shipment.

Find out more: raft.ai