Senior business leaders must prepare for the introduction of robots into the workplace, write Stephanie Hyde and Wilson Chow for Strategy+Business.
Robots are no longer solely the preserve of sci-fi writers. A recent study by PwC suggested that 20% of jobs will be at high risk of automation by the late 2020s, with the figure rising to 30% by the mid-2030s. Like it or not, you will soon be working with robots – if you are not already.
Industrial and service robots – including AI and RPA (robotic process automation) – will transform every department in your company, from the factory to the office floor.