At a conference in China, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma proclaimed we are just decades away from a robot CEO revolution. He backed that claim up shortly after via a television interview with CNN, predicting that, in 30 years, a robot would grace the cover of Time Magazine.
It’s not all doom and gloom. This demand for robotics is in fact an enabler, and will assist people in the tasks that they are already carrying out – the UK needs to realise this.
The idea of robots moving into the workplace is often met with a negative reaction. Hysterical predictions of Matrix-style human subjection or Terminators roaming the land are never far away from the topic.
While most of us worry about the impact workplace automation will have, companies within the FTSE 100 already have “high-level” plans in place to make the most of it – but don’t intend to share.
In a convenience-driven society, the chatbot is absolutely essential for keeping customers engaged and satisfied with your brand.
Amid an ongoing discussion about robots replacing human jobs, employers must remember that a happy workforce is a productive workforce.
The results of a global survey of business leaders, undertaken to establish the sentiment surrounding robotics, tells a slightly different story in terms of the business perceptions surrounding automation and how open they are to embracing the technology.
Neil Kinson, VP EMEA, Redwood Software, discusses how the robotics revolution needn’t signal the end of a human workforce as we know it.
Following a large recruitment drive, Reuben Singh, CEO of alldayPA, has found that just one in five school leavers and job applicants have the necessary "soft" skills needed for business life.
The co-founder of Apple has adjusted his previous prediction that robots could spell the end of humankind, instead suggesting we could be the family pets of the future.
From Warner Bros' Iron Giant and Bicentennial Man's Andrew to Wall-E and Gigolo Joe from Artificial Intelligence, the movie verse has often given robots personalities in order to advance plot lines and create drama. But this concept may no longer be the preserve of science fiction.
Robot workers, virtual high streets and the death of the commuter is not a future only found in the mind of science-fiction writer Alastair Reynolds. It's all part of how we'll be doing business 50 years from now.