The Intelligent Rail & Logistics Forum 2023 took place on June 15 in Fényeslitke, Hungary, marking an important milestone in the field. An important announcement was decalred by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). In a bid to foster progress in the industry and manufacturing sectors, UNIDO declared its plans to form the Global Alliance on Artificial Intelligence for Industry and Manufacturing in collaboration with Huawei and other international partners. The establishment of this alliance, scheduled for July, aims to create a robust platform for collaborative efforts and knowledge exchange. Its primary objective is to drive innovation and facilitate the application of AI technologies in the realms of industry and manufacturing, ultimately fueling the growth of the digital economy.
In his speech, UNIDO Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director, Mr. Ciyong Zou stated, “We are witnessing how mobile connectivity and industrial innovation come together. 5G combined with AI and cloud computing bring many benefits to transport and logistics sectors. The efficiency and quality of jobs have been upgraded greatly. The safety of the site has improved. Participation of women in a previously male-dominated working environment has increased.”
Radoslaw Kedzia, Vice President of Huawei’s CEE & Nordic Region said, “East-West Gate Intermodal Terminal is a story of creating social value with excellent collaboration of different partners and dedicated investors. The facility’s digitalized, high-tech solutions attracts many young locals to stay in the area. The average age of the employees are 23-25 years. There is high safety, there is healthy and clean environment for workers, no harsh conditions anymore. The solution proves that 5G has been truly applied in Europe’s smart railway sector using next-generation digital technologies and they solve common problems, promote digital transformation.”