According to reports, automation replaced 17,000 “roles” in back office processing at Accenture, a professional services and tech firm over the past year and a half. Thankfully, in this case, no jobs were lost. According to Accenture, automation eliminated menial work, allowing the company’s workforce to do more productive work on behalf of the company.
Robots & Automation Penetrating Businesses Everywhere
A team from PolyU in Hong Kong studied the design of precision tools created for space exploration, and with these insights created a new motorized, minimally invasive robotic system for single incision surgery. In India, at the World Laparoscopy Hospital in Gurgaon, more than 1,500 robotic surgeries have taken place over the past six years.
Tech campuses around the world, such as Texas A&M, are leading the development and commercialization of robotics across a wide range of industries. Robotics is so popular today that training is occurring in elementary, middle, and high schools, and in community centers such as East Palo Alto, where disadvantaged youth participate in competitions.
Robotics & Automation to Change Employment Forever
This thirst and interest for robotics is occurring around the world. Countries including China and India have found that importing developing advanced technologies is expensive and it’s better to have a homegrown robotics industry. At the recent World Economic Forum that just wrapped up in Cologny, Switzerland, Manpower Group, one of the world’s largest employment agencies with 400,000 clients in 80 countries, presented a report explaining how the technological revolution, especially robotics, is going to change employment forever.
Following is a video from Manpower Group: “Learnability: The only way to stay relevant in the future workplace.”