In his latest post over at WIRED, Blue Prism Chairman, Jason Kingdon, noodles the potential effect of robotic software on the outsourced services industries and asks if we can learn some lessons from the nascent automotive industry at the turn of the 20th century.
Archive for June, 2014
The debate continues to rage on whether the robotic future will mean more or less jobs. The BBC’s Rob Crossley argues along with many who say that some jobs are more at risk than others, but the overall impact on the labor market is less certain. Whilst some jobs will disappear, other new ones will emerge. And many think that increased wealth from new efficiencies driven by robotics will boost the economy and, therefore, overall jobs. One thing everyone agrees on is that the shape and type of work done is going to change.