automation

Disruptive technologies like AI, automation, and blockchain present challenges for risk managers with two-thirds (69 per cent) of Australian executives say that complex risks are emerging more rapidly than their own skills are advancing, according to a new report from Accenture. The study reveals that  majority of financial firms’ risk

Last year a group of Australian CEOs pooled their collective intellect and resources to ponder a five- to ten-year scenario: how should they manage the people in their workforce as technology programs eliminate roles through automation?  One possible solution they came up with was to exchange, or loan, employees between

ANZ bank today announced its chief data officer role will be expanded to include automation in an announcement alongside the bank’s half yearly result which revealed profits are down 51 per cent.  Emma Gray, currently the bank’s CDO, will become ANZ’s Group Executive, Data and Automation, from tomorrow. She will

Automation will displace one in five Australian workers in the next 15 years, according to research from a leading ICT group which argues significantly more re-skilling and investment is needed to save jobs and grow the economy. The Australian Computer Society commissioned Faethm, a local AI firm, to apply it

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