automation

Robots are a key component in a digital transformation – rather than an end goal – and most industries should be considering them, according to one of Amazon’s top robotics experts.  The ecommerce giant has been leveraging the technology for years, most commonly to pick goods from within its warehouses,

Reception staff at Waterman Business Centres can now onboard a new co-working tenant and configure and provision every service they need in 15 minutes – a process which typically would have required a two to three week lead time.  Previously each step in the onboarding process was completed manually, undertaken

Professional services firm Deloitte has acquired The Eclair Group, which specialises in robotic process automation (RPA).  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Collectively known as Robotics and Cognitive Automation (RCA), The Eclair Group delivers of process automation services including RPA, machine learning (ML) and intelligent automation — a branch

Leaders within Australia’s business community are asking their peers to weigh in on some of the biggest issues facing business today. At the top of the agenda is the future of work. The local chapter of Richard Branson’s B Team began to take shape in late 2017 and launched in

Woolworths will begin trialing automated “micro fulfilment centres” in its supermarkets in the next 12 months to help meet the growing demand for online shopping. Three yet to be determined Woolworths sites will trial technology from a US startup that augments order picking with automation, essentially using robots to bring

While senior executives are buoyant about the productivity opportunities from automation, concerns over data privacy and security are holding back adoption, according to a new report by the Economist’s Economic Intelligence Unit. The report, called “The Advance of Automation, business Hopes, Fears and Realities” and sponsored by UiPath, says the

The ongoing automation of repeatable process-based jobs, along with the augmentation of the world of knowledge workers by machine learning and AI will give rise to a new class of super-jobs. That’s a key finding in the newly released 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report from Deloitte which argues that

Warehouse and logistics robots will be a $30 billion dollar industry by 2022, according to American analysts, who forecast the current $8.3 billion of worldwide revenue from the the technology will more than triple over the next three years. Locally, Gartner says the expected automation boom is the result of

Retailers are already really good at automating their back-office operations and have proven themselves more than keen and willing to invest in technology that will drive productivity and efficiency, especially when eliminating manually-intensive and error-prone human tasks. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter They have no problem spending money

Automation in Australia can boost productivity to the level required to rekindle the country’s slowing economic growth, potentially adding over a trillion dollars to the economy, according to McKinsey.  But the technology could also put to 6.5 million full time jobs at risk, increase unemployment levels and further widen inequality.