/* ---- Google Analytics Code Below */

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Fundamentals of Workplace Automation

For those of us that are examining what the meaning of AI/cognitive based automation will mean to jobs.  Also, that even high end technical jobs will be redefined and replaced.  Good evidence in examples like IBM Watson.  Good overview of the problem.

Four fundamentals of workplace automation
As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in the short term.

November 2015 | by Michael Chui, James Manyika, and Mehdi Miremadi  from McKinsey

The potential of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to perform tasks once reserved for humans is no longer reserved for spectacular demonstrations by the likes of IBM’s Watson, Rethink Robotics’ Baxter, DeepMind, or Google’s driverless car. Just head to an airport: automated check-in kiosks now dominate many airlines’ ticketing areas. Pilots actively steer aircraft for just three to seven minutes of many flights, with autopilot guiding the rest of the journey. Passport-control processes at some airports can place more emphasis on scanning document bar codes than on observing incoming passengers.   .... " 

No comments: