Over the last few weeks, I have started work on a research project, which should turn into several blogs and may be even a book.
I am examining how automation – robotics, machine learning, wearables, drones etc – is changing every job category. I am looking at a wide range of labor pools – in public accounting, advertising, agriculture, construction, customer service, healthcare, hospitality, logistics, outsourcing (BPO and ITO), manufacturing, software development and transportation among them. And related to that I am also looking at the policy implications for businesses, governments, labor groups and universities.
Ideally, I am looking to profile appropriate blends of man and machine which make the labor smarter – so neither a dystopian “jobless” future like in a chip fab, nor in contrast a labor intensive SAP type ecosystem
I would welcome input from readers – any technologies that have impressed you, or any companies, industries or countries which are handling the man-machine transition well. Happy to interview you and give you appropriate credit in what I write about the future of digital work.
(Cross-posted @ Deal Architect)