PTI Exclusive: Athena Q&A Part 1


Those of you who were lucky enough to join us at CTAC this year will be familiar with the 'live' interview of Athena – the advanced AI 2.0 system from INFORM’s 2038: A Smart Port Story novella.

During the interview, Matthew Wittemeier took the audience on a journey to the year 2038, and as then 'Editor in Chief of PTI', interviewed Athena on a range of topics.

The feedback on the session was exceptional, and as such, we’ve partnered with INFORM to bring you the unique opportunity to both see and hear a selection of Athena’s responses from that interview but also the opportunity for you to ask Athena questions directly.

Find out more about INFORM's solutions for ports and terminals by visiting their AIS portal

The Athena Interviews is a series that will run bi-weekly and build into our upcoming Smart Digital Ports of the Future conference (#SDP19) in November where INFORM, the Official AI Partner of #SDP19, will release their final installment of 2038: A Smart Port Story. We encourage you to send through thought-provoking questions about the future of logistics, technology, or AI to



Alternatively, you can ask a question via LinkedIn using the hashtag #AskAthena2038. We’ll select the best questions and pose them to Athena on a bi-weekly basis.

To get the ball rolling, we’re going to start with the basics, to help those of you who missed CTAC this year or haven’t had a chance to read 2038: A Smart Port Story, to understand the context of this interview series. So, without further ado…


Matthew: Athena, would you mind introducing yourself?




Matthew: Athena, what is AI 2.0?




Matthew: Can AI be more than their human counterparts?



The next installment of The Athena Interviews is scheduled to drop during the week of 22 Jul – don’t forget to send through a question you’d like put across to Athena by email at or via LinkedIn using the hashtag #AskAthena2038. Don’t forget to read Part I and Part II before the event – you can download your copy here.

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