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

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

Speed. Efficiency. Higher quality. Lower costs. These are the key benchmarks by which enterprise IT has been measured since the earliest days of its existence. These outcomes have always been achieved by some combination of man and machine, but with advances in cloud and digital technology, the balance is shifting… Continue Reading Opinion Five questions to ask before considering robotic process automation

Work going on at companies like Amazon, Uber and Google has sparked fears that the rise in automation and drones could kill off thousands of jobs for taxi drivers, delivery workers and cashiers. The issue is gaining more attention these days because of the development of potentially disruptive tech like… Continue Reading Amazon: Automation doesn’t have to kill jobs

Automakers and suppliers gave widely differing timelines for the introduction of self-driving vehicles on Thursday, showing the uncertainties surrounding the technology as well as a split between cautious established players and bullish new entrants. Chipmaker Nvidia, facing direct competition with the world’s top chipmaker after Intel’s $15 billion deal to… Continue Reading Auto industry diverges on timeline for self-driving cars

The use of algorithms is spreading as massive amounts of data are being created, captured and analyzed by businesses and governments. Some are calling this the Age of Algorithms and predicting that the future of algorithms is tied to machine learning and deep learning that will get better and better… Continue Reading Experts on the Pros and Cons of Algorithms | Pew Research Center