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A Global Push for R&D

Supply Chain News / Supply Chain Digest

Published May 4, 2018

Planning for the disruption and technological advances that will change your company and change your industry segment is never easy. When it comes to automation and AI, this report from SDDigest examines how ready 25 countries are for the new era. It’s all based on a new index from The Economist magazine. (See What Countries are Most Ready for Robots and AI?)

 The index looked at several metrics, such as: the environment for innovation, education policies, and labor policies.

The findings? South Korea tops the list followed by Germany, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Estonia, France, the UK and the U.S.

The conversations about the most relevant application of robots and AI for many companies and countries have evolved from “if” to “when.” It’s interesting to note the wide variety of readiness (with supporting workforce talent, innovative institutions, etc.) depending on where they are in the world.

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