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Episode 13: 2038: A Smart Port Story

We rarely know what the future is going to look like, what impact the tech buzzwords of today will have. But there are those among us who try and predict that future, to envisage what today’s technology will grow into in 10, 20 years’ time. This episode takes a break from reviewing the buzzwords of today, so to speak, and travels forward to the year 2038 with co-authors Dr. Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier from INFORM’s Logistics Division to explore the world they’ve created in their sci-fi novella 2038: A Smart Port Story.

Show Notes

Buzzword introduction (00:32)

Spoiler Alert: David’s back! (00:50)

Introductions

Introduction to the Authors (01:31)

Why write a fictional novella about technology? (02:33)

What does it take to write a novella? (27:31)

Emerging Technologies

5G (05:09)

VR and AR (05:28)

AI and ML (06:15)

Societal Impacts

The anti-tech movement (08:49)

Impact of automation (09:52)

2038: A Smart Port Story

The storyline (10:51)

Unforeseen outcomes (13:30)

Is there a plan to continue the story? (27:11)

Where can you find the novella (hint, look further down the page) (30:56)

AI and the Future

European Legal-force for AI Responsibility (ELAIR) (15:01)

AI as a black-box (17:15)

General AI and Super AI (18:58)

AI in Terminal Operations (23:52)

A Good Read

Bigger than ports? (20:30)

Multiple layers (20:42)

Challenging the science (21:41)

Diversity (22:00)

 

Read the Story

2038: A Smart Port Story Part I and II (INFORM)

 

Guest Speaker Details

Matthew Wittemeier from INFORM’s Logistics Division

Dr. Eva Savelsberg from INFORM’s Logistics Division