Robomageddon: Robots, AI, and Future-Proofing Your Career
MindEdge’s Second Annual Future of Work Survey
Robotics and automation may help companies save money in the short term, but in the long run there’s no substitute for the high-quality results that only human workers can produce – right?
Well, maybe not. According to MindEdge’s second annual Future of Work survey, corporate managers think that robots and artificial intelligence are actually outperforming humans in the workplace. And they’d want to keep the robots on the job, even if they didn’t save their companies money.
MindEdge’s national survey of 1,047 managers and above was conducted online by Qualtrics between January 31 and February 8, 2019. The top findings: 58 percent of managers say that robotics and AI do higher-quality work than human workers, and 65 percent say they would keep current levels of automation even if there were no cost savings involved. But managers also think that ongoing skills training is an effective way to help workers future-proof their careers – especially when it comes to improving soft skills such as communications, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
Quality of work - Advanced Automation vs. Humans.
How would you rate the quality of work now being done by automation or robots at your company? Compared to human workers who do the same tyoe of job, would you say that automation or robots:
Strategy If Cost Reductions Not Realized
Many businesses have turned to robotics or advanced automation as a way to reduce costs. But image, for a moment, that there were not cost advantage to using robotics or advanced automation. In that case, would you want your company to: