The Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) algorithm aims to find optimal routes for one or multiple vehicles visiting a set of locations and delivering a specific amount of goods demanded by these locations. Problems related to the distribution of goods, normally between warehouses and customers or stores, are generally considered vehicle routing problems. For this article's example, let’s consider a real (and awesome) brewery that needs to deliver beer kegs to different bars and restaurants throughout multiple locations.
We hear a lot about responsible AI or AI ethics in the marketplace today. At SAS, we believe there should be a larger conversation about responsible innovation. In reality, the decisions made by AI are the outcome of algorithms, data and business processes. This means ethical considerations must be applied
Today’s investors are eager to understand the climate-related risks of their business investments, not just because they are becoming more climate-conscious but also because climate-related risk can bring financial risk. A newly proposed rule in the US aims to bring more transparency to those risks. In March, the US Securities
In the second of two Q&As with R&D colleagues, SAS' Udo Sglavo provides a window into how we approach drug-development challenges with machine learning.
A note from Udo Sglavo: At SAS, what we deliver to our customers is a product of creative minds thinking differently, challenging the norm, taking risks, and learning from trial and error (The greatest teacher, failure is). For the return of World Creativity & Innovation Week, we want to share
It’s important to recognize the power that an idea can have. When looking back at the most amazing discoveries and inventions in the world, we must remember that ideas and dreams are what started them all. At SAS, we believe in dreaming big and bold. When we do this, creativity thrives.
Gartner first openly used the term "hyperautomation" in 2019. But what is it? How will it benefit your organization? And what are we hyperautomating? In this post, I discuss what we are hyperautomating and how the convergence of technology and decision maturity made it possible. If you are still curious about
The application of IoT devices and artificial intelligence in healthcare presents numerous opportunities in use cases like training, research, end-of-life care, treatment, keeping well, early detection, diagnosis, and decision-making.
The use of AI in manufacturing is transforming the industry. How do AI technology and data insights fit into this trend? Vice President for SAS in the Nordics Keld Zornig sat down with Pasi Helenius, Manager for Customer Advisory Commercial and Manufacturing Nordics, for a talk on the topic of
One of the most discussed tech topics in the last 12 months has been hyperautomation. It has led to so many conversations that I now get episodes of déjà vu in the middle of meetings. This is a good thing, as organisations recognise the need for flexible innovation, rapid product development and
In a hackathon, teams of participants collaborate and compete to find the best solutions to a business or humanitarian challenge using technology. But unlike many traditional hackathons where participants meet in person for a couple of days, the SAS Hackathon is all-digital and lasts for a month. Prior to the
I think it’s safe to assume that we have all heard the phrase “don’t imitate, innovate” in some form or other, but from my point of view, there are only so many times that the wheel can be invented, meaning that sometimes, you would, could and should imitate. I’m not
Vivemos tempos de mudanças rápidas e intensas. As inovações tecnológicas cada vez mais impactam as vidas das pessoas e das organizações, que precisam instantaneamente acompanhar o acelerado passo da digitalização. Observamos isso como nunca antes no ano de 2020. Espelho disso foi a evolução da computação em nuvem, tecnologia que
Actuarial practice has always been analytical—so how much is advanced analytics disrupting this element of insurance? We discussed this issue in a recent #SASchat. The importance of competitive pricing Analytics is now being used in more and more areas in insurance, and particularly to tailor pricing more precisely to customers’
As a huge road cycling fan, one of my favorite Olympic events is track cycling. With its speed and intensity, it is such a captivating set of events. While some events are sprint-focused and others are more endurance-focused, they all require powerful physical abilities, great bike-handling skills, cunning tactical expertise
To successfully adapt and reinvent business decisions amid the uncertainty of the past year, organizations have leaned on support from their partner ecosystems. Together, SAS and its SAS Partner community have collaborated to find new answers to customers' toughest challenges and to drive innovation and digital transformation. In honor of this,
Avec la crise sanitaire, le monde du retail s’est profondément transformé. Comment s’adapter aux changements et comment anticiper le retour à la normale ? Et surtout, quelle sera cette nouvelle normalité ? Les contraintes et restrictions qui accompagnent la crise sanitaire ont eu divers impacts sur la consommation, dont une
Aimez-vous rêver ? Moi oui et, pour être honnête, je rêve assez souvent. Aujourd'hui je vais vous parler de la banque de mes rêves. Je sais que le sujet est étrange mais pourquoi pas. Alors, à quoi ressembleraient les interactions quotidiennes avec la banque de mes rêves ? Le matin,
One of the questions we hear a lot about artificial intelligence is, “Which algorithm or AI technique should I use?” For complex problems, the answer isn’t always one technique or another. Instead, the best answer to any problem is often a combination of multiple techniques and technologies. We’re seeing with
Dr. Ayesha Khanna has a vision for blending our physical infrastructures with cloud and AI infrastructures to improve the way we live, work and learn. As the co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an AI solutions firm and incubator, she advises corporations and governments on AI and smart cities. She
Interview with Dr. Christian Rammer (ZEW), who leads projects as far as innovation economics and business dynamics at ZEW.
Collaboration in the cloud is definitely the next big thing from my perspective for life sciences organisations.
SAS, uqudo and iLabs Technologies started a collaboration in OpenGate for touchless and safe travel. OpenGate, based on open source technology and open standards, offers a seamless, automated travel solution based on a reliable platform and technical solution. It enables sharing personal, health and location information between border control, air
The companies I usually deal with, especially healthy and successful ones, often don’t believe that they need to change. However, I think this is where problems take root. I believe changes should be made when things are going well because when they have gone wrong, it's too late. You no
Technologies have driven business progress by providing innovative and effective ways to solve business problems. The financial sector is one of the most accepting of innovation, and the growing pressure from fintechs has encouraged other businesses to act. This has driven rapid incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) processes and machine
Innovation is currently an extremely desirable feature for every country. However, a ranking published by the European Commission shows that Poland is struggling to create an environment that supports development. Development and innovation need people with competence in new technologies, such as analytics. Last year’s Modelling for Business conference showed
It is a generally accepted maxim in business that you can’t cost-cut your way to success. Growth requires attention to the top line, which in turn is largely driven by innovation. Applying analytics to improving innovation suffers from the same lack of direction as does Analytics for strategy, but with
Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes. Business value though, lies in translating ideas into production.