Springwise report on AI and the future of work released at DIS
A recent McKinsey report found that globally around half of the work people are paid to do could theoretically be automated using technology that already exists. Yet, as overall spending on technology grows, this will also create millions of new jobs in new areas of work such as climate adaptation. In a World Economic Forum survey of global Human Resource Departments, 44 per cent said that the principal driver of change in the workplace is new technologies which enable remote working, co-working space and teleconferencing.
One of the key focusses of artificial intelligence in business centres around a branch of AI known as Deep Learning. It is deep learning algorithms for example that allow some types of chatbots to ask and answer customers’ questions, cars to learn how to drive themselves, and companies like Facebook to develop sophisticated photo recognition software.