Steve Jobs once said, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” In the manufacturing industry, collaborative robots are joining the team to achieve even greater things. Contributor Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director - EU Automation.
Collaborative robots, commonly known as cobots, make up just three percent of all robot sales worldwide, according to a report by the International Federation of Robotics and Loup Ventures. However, awareness of their benefits for manufacturers is increasing and it’s expected that, by 2025, the sales of cobots will have jumped to 34 percent of all robot sales.
Published: 16 May 2018
HR departments say they want to build the next generation of amazing companies around artificial intelligence (AI), but they have been relatively slow in adopting new technology to power people operations. Already this year, AI is reshaping businesses and HR needs to be in the driving seat.
Published: 11 May 2018
Intelligent workspaces will be centred around better-equipped employees, who are empowered by smart tech, rather than hindered by it. It won’t be long before the likes of digital assistants, voice-controlled devices and interactive whiteboards will be commonplace in all workplaces.
Published: 5 May 2018
Artificial Intelligence is already a part of our lives – even if we don’t realise it: Google Maps shows us the fastest routes to and from work; Commercial airlines have been using (AI-powered) autopilots since 1914! Gmail successfully fillers 99.9% of spam we receive with the help of AI technology.
Published: 15 April 2018
Automation in the workplace, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, is expected to surge in the next three years, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. Contributor George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead - Willis Towers Watson’s Talent and Rewards practice.
Published: 3 April 2018
History tells us that technology doesn’t spell the end for employment – yes certain jobs become obsolete, but others are created as a result. Despite technology replacing some manual jobs in recent years (such as in factories and retail), UK unemployment has fallen steadily year-on-year since 2011.
Published: 31 March 2018
The traditional loss of jobs to automation in manufacturing looks set to accelerate, and the incursion of automation into the service and white collar sectors is gathering momentum. Can automation really replace – as some have predicted – up to 80% or more of existing jobs? And where will this leave HR?
Published: 29 March 2018
Hosted by NatWest, the conference, Diversity & Inclusion: The Changing Landscape heard from experts in ethics, psychology and computing who warned that our biased decisions would have long term consequences as artificial intelligence systems become more prevalent in recruitment and selection.
Published: 18 March 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to revolutionise the way businesses in every sector function, however new research from HR thinktank, The Workforce Institute, reveals that businesses need to be smarter and more honest when implementing new technology if it is to deliver real business benefits to the UK.
Published: 25 February 2018
In HR, machine learning is perhaps the most successful branch of AI. It can help identify which candidates are most likely to be successful for a position; or similarly, ascertain which employees may not be suitable for a role in the next few years. Through feeding information to the system it can cast predictions and help shape HR performance.
Published: 5 February 2018