A report from recently released from Forrester predicts a major shift in the future of automation and use of AI in the workplace, predicting that 7% of jobs in the US with be automated by 2025. The report also noted that the trend will start to be felt just 5 years from now.
But even now the effects are starting to be felt in transport.
With Uber’s self-driving car making headlines recently with an on road test in Pittsburgh and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk announcing that Tesla electric cars will also introduce an autonomous driving function.
Okay so, future generations won’t need to drive. What else is being affected by automation? Look no further than manufacturing.
Industrial power China have been making some of the most notable steps in the atomization of mass production. In Dongguan City, located in the Guangdong province of China, a technology company has replaced 90% of its line staff with robots.
The Changying Precision Technology Company factor has automated its production lines with robotic arms that produce parts for cell phones. The factory also has automated machining equipment; autonomus transport trucks, and other automated equipment in the warehouse.
Yes, machines working autonomously building other machines.
The results so far are astounding with the company increasing its production yield by 162.5%.
The increased manufacture rate hasn’t compromised the quality of the products, in fact before the robots the defect rate was 25%, now it’s below 5%.
From a business perspective it’s hard to argue with numbers like that. Workers, who never get sick, take a day off and produce a higher and better quality yield. Oh and who don’t command a wage.
Taking this into account, what does the future look like for humanity as workforces? In fact, how do we write laws for autonomus robots? Well we could start by asking Ross.
Law firm Baker & Hostetler have announced that they’ve hired the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney ‘Ross’. Built using IBM cognitive computer Watson, Ross is capable of searching through entire databases of law, quoting passage (to the letter of the law) and also cross-referencing current cases, to deliver information in seconds.
As scary as closing down traditional career pathways is, this also opens up a lot of new career pathways for future workforces. Software, Hardware, Robotics and 3D printing technicians and pre-visualization artists are going to become the most sought-after roles (even more than they already are).
The good news is, AMES is more than aware of this and our courses are developing and changing to meet the needs of the ever changing world.
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