Underemployment, rather than unemployment, maybe the problem with automation. Still, pure technological unemployment also may be a distraction from a larger issue. A recent report by the Boston Globe that elaborated on a US Census study on older millennials described the demographic in stark terms. Middle-class blue-collar jobs have been… Continue Reading The biggest problem with robots taking jobs may not be unemployment—yet

While the impact of automation on the accounting field has been widely discussed, the author counters the oft-heard assertion that accountants will will add value through more creative, strategic advice. This is because autonomous solutions are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and can draw upon massive amounts of data to make decisions.… Continue Reading Automation and the disruption of the accounting profession

A wide-ranging, informative interview with Torbjörn Holmström, Senior Advisor to the CEO of Volvo. According to Holmström, Today we’re introducing automation that enhances the driver’s performance and makes the driver’s job easier. And that’s what we did also in 1979. We saw that a driver was worn out when by shifting and clutching,… Continue Reading Autonomous vehicles: LSE Business Review interview

A new report says that more than 7 million retail workers will lose their jobs due to automation. Nearly half of retail workers are at risk of losing their jobs to robots and other automation technology, according to a new report. Roughly 6 million to 7.5 million retail jobs “likely… Continue Reading Report: More than 7 million retail jobs to be lost due to automation

An industry-by-industry overview of the impacts of automation on the labour force identifies the following: Every repetitive task is a candidate for automation driven by artificial intelligence but, on more sober reflection, we can see that this will impact countries and employment sectors differently. The new age of robotics isn’t… Continue Reading Industry-by-industry impacts of workforce automation

An interesting view of  the future of work in  the age of AI. Kai-Fu Lee, a former Google and Microsoft executive believes that some 50% of jobs will be replaced by automation. He believes that the workforce of the future will be “workers of love”. Lee describes it as follows:… Continue Reading Automation will enable labour force with “workers of love”

According to a team at MIT, automation will have a bigger impact on smaller cities than on large urban centres. This is because cities with less than 100,000 inhabitants tend to have a larger proportion of jobs that are resilient to automation, according to the researchers. Read the full article… Continue Reading Automation will have a bigger impact on jobs in smaller cities

Members of the Forbes Technology Council offered 15 tips for introducing automation in a business. Suggestions include using automation to solve specific problems, starting simple and giving your team the opportunity to test and implement solutions. You can read the Council’s suggestions here.

According to one transportation executive, automation is already embedded within the trucking industry and is continuously being developed to make the industry safer. For the trucking industry, automation has helped to make the jobs of truckers as they’re on the road safer as it protects them from traffic issues. And… Continue Reading The present, and future, of transportation includes automation that makes trucks safer