artificial intelligence

‘Robot Wars Is Scaremongering’: Majority Of Manufacturers Say Automation Will INCREASE Jobs

‘Robot Wars Is Scaremongering’: Majority Of Manufacturers Say Automation Will INCREASE Jobs

The increased introduction of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in the UK workplace will actually create, not destroy, jobs – according to a new report by The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). The survey of 1,000 manufacturing professionals has revealed that 63.3% have never witnessed an employee lose his/her job as a result of automation, with 36.7% saying such a process actually created jobs. These figures come in stark contrast to findings released two weeks ago, when it was reported that 30% of the UK workforce were at risk of being made redundant due to increased AI. Indeed, respondents appeared to have shrugged off such fears – with 72.6% believing society is being scare-mongered into thinking robotics and automation are a negative progression. How ... »

Businesses Need To Equip Employees With Digital Skills Before Robots Take Their Jobs

Businesses Need To Equip Employees With Digital Skills Before Robots Take Their Jobs

UK businesses are being urged to equip their employees with digital skills before artificial intelligence (AI) makes their role redundant, according to a new report by PwC. It’s now estimated that more than 10 million UK employees risk losing their jobs within the next 15 years as more and more routine tasks are being automated –  with 30% of the workforce potentially at risk. When broken down by sector, the wholesale and retail industry is most likely to bear the brunt of digitalisation with 2.25 million workers on the brink of being let go. This is followed by 1.2 million in manufacturing, 1.1 million in administrative and support services and 950,000 in transport and storage. It’s predicted that while such an automation process will actually boost productivity and create new job opportu... »