There's an interesting inverse correlation between the complexity of technology and the burden on the user to understand it before use. Google's Allo gives us a quick glimpse into the phenomenon - the education sector had better pay attention! "...learning will feel a lot less like reading a manual and a lot more like talking to a really smart friend."
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The travelling salesman problem has always been hard to tackle. This is especially true for UPS, who operates tens of thousands of delivery trucks everyday. They're in-house developed ORION system (On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation) plots an optimal route for each delivery truck at the start of the day, and saves the company 100 million delivery miles, and the environment 100,000 metric tons of CO2. The next phase of ORION is to have routes dynamically updated throughout the day based on changing delivery requirements, weather, and traffic patterns.
Big data case study: How UPS is using analytics to improve performance | ZDNet
Find out how logistics company UPS is using data and analytics in a number of key projects.
Honda is well-known for its focus on quality. The Japanese manufacturing giant gathers customer feedback on car performance and defects from dealers around the world and leverages IBM Watson's NLP capabilities to go through the text, find themes, and visualize them in a way that is easy for executives in head office to interpret. This helps Honda know where to focus it's quality efforts.