A decade ago, who would’ve believed that we’d have drones flying deliveries to our door, packages we ordered just this morning. But that’s what is beginning to happen in some cities today.
The digital age changes things. It’s believed that more data has been created in the past two years than in the preceding history of the world. As an example of this, today, even at lower levels of autonomy, connected cars generate up to 25 gigabytes of data per hour.
A big contributor to data volumes is mobile always-on computing. New 5G networks are capable of up to 100 times the download speeds of 4G. Technology evolution opens up new opportunities for data processing and automation.
The pace of change in the computing industry is relentless. The latest Huawei smartphone has more processing power than NASA had at its disposal in the 1960s to take mankind to the moon.
Artificial Intelligence and robots are set to transform economies in the next decade. According to the latest research by McKinsey & Co., something like 42 percent of jobs people do can be performed by known technologies that exist today, and a recent research study by Dell concluded that, as the result of evolving technology, 80 percent of the job roles that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been envisioned yet.
Are the days numbered for human workers?
The answer is no. When the calculator was invented, it didn’t remove the need for accountants. And just because the pharmaceuticals industry invented more ways to produce drugs that could save lives, it didn’t remove the need for doctors and nurses.
Sure, the world is changing. It always does.
The new data processing instruments of a digital age create the greatest opportunity for humankind to become better, go further, innovate faster.
But there will always be a role for humans to think differently, manage relationships, reflect on the odd ideas that computers would never come up with. When Isaac Newton discovered gravity because of a fallen apple, he became the perfect example of how humans think outside the box.
A growing community of business leaders now believe that getting the most from teams of software robots will still require a human supervisor; effectively promoting each one of us to do more with our robot teams.
Robots won’t displace humans, they will enable them.
EvoluData will help your business to blend its people power with the latest generation of artificial intelligence-led robots, helping your business to leverage a different kind of workforce in a new kind of way.
To find out how to move your workforce forward, talk to the people with know-how, about know-how.
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
We believe that businesses will need smaller workforces to do the same things in the future. But these headcount reductions might well lead to the start-ups of thousands of new businesses created to meet more needs.
When UK manufacturing collapsed in the 1980s and 1990s, it led to the UK becoming a leading light in clean energy, and services industries. Wealth that was originally in the hands of a small cluster of large corporations would in future be shared more evenly among thousands of new startups. Human ingenuity has a habit of re-writing the rulebook on how markets work.