Hermes delivers autonomous robots to UK streets .Chris Middleton speaks to the courier company about what robot deliveries mean for the future.
It's been two years since I addressed the challenge robotic automation poses to skills development. Plenty has happened since. Recent blog posts show that utopians and alarmists have more in common than they think. Here's some recent posts of note - and how my own thinking has changed.
Chris Middleton questions a new report’s claims that robots will be Uber to the UK’s public sector.
Salesforce's Peter Coffee has had enough of apocalyptic thinking. It's time to think about creating partnership between technology to do the routinizable and the algorithmable, and people to do the trans-disciplinary and the relational.
The real ethical dimension of AI lies in the thought processes that occurred before the coders were brought in, combined with the mindset and world views of the coders themselves.
The robots are coming and Members of the European Parliament have decided its their job to set down some rules. Chris Middleton challenges a proposed European solution to the rise of the Eurobot.
Voice control is coming to devices in the workplace, bringing virtual assistants to enterprise applications, predicts Kevin Roberts of FinancialForce
At AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, JPL tech staff demonstrated how the Alexa voice control system provides a way for humans to communicate with smart products and robots.
A panel at Europe’s largest start-up conference discussed universal basic income, the future of automation and how we will need to rethink work.
Plenty of readers had spicy comments for Denis Pombriant's future of jobs and automation series. Now he issues a challenge: share your own view on where we go from here. He seeds the challenge with some provocative questions. Now it's up to us to "bring our rocks."
At diginomica, we like to grapple with digital skills and services industry disruptions. We often find ourselves in the middle of debates over the gig economy or work futures. Here's my hand-picked best-of from our coverage of "The new professional and IT as a service."
The advent of AI, machine learning and software bots will bring displacement to the workforce. It's time to rethink your career, warns Unit4's Thomas Staven
AI has plusses and minuses and while the segment is super hot, it is worth remembering that there is a hype cycle involved and we are early in the game.