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Are you cobot ready?

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.

Article by: Jonathan Wilkins | Published: 16 May 2018

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AI – what is HR’s mission statement?

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.

Article by: Simon Robinson | Published: 11 May 2018

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Intelligent workspaces

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.

Article by: Debbie Murray | Published: 5 May 2018

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What will Humans Do in the Artificially Intelligent World

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.

Article by: Aditya Singhal | Published: 15 April 2018

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Unprepared for AI

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.

Article by: George Zarkadakis | Published: 3 April 2018

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Upgrading your workforce for the digital age

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.

Article by: Crispin Marriott | Published: 31 March 2018

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Hire the Robots, Free the People

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?

Article by: Rohit Talwar | Published: 29 March 2018

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AI needs to be accountable for human biases

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.

Article by: Peter Clark | Published: 18 March 2018

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Workers “excited” about AI

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.

Article by: Christian Kromme | Published: 25 February 2018

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How AI is changing the face of HR

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.

Article by: Sean Harman | Published: 5 February 2018