Recruitment Agency Now

Navigation

Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  News  >  Main News Section  >  Current Article

Businesses failing to prepare for rise of AI, study finds

September 14, 2017  /   No Comments

Businesses failing to prepare for rise of AI, study findsUK businesses are unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace, according to a poll of over 2,000 senior recruitment and HR professionals.

Global talent acquisition specialist Alexander Mann Solutions found that just 23% of senior recruitment and HR professionals believe that we are preparing the next generation of professionals for the rise of AI, even though two-thirds (69%) forecast that it is very or somewhat likely that we will see humanoids in the workplace by 2030.

When quizzed on what skills businesses should be developing to enhance the potential of AI, over a third (36%) cited adaptability to change, around a fifth (22%) said creative skills were most important, with a similar number (18%) believing IT and technical skills should be prioritised.

Laurie Padua, director of Technology and Operations Consulting, commented: “According to Accenture, AI has the potential to add an estimated £654 billion ($814 billion) to the UK economy by 2035. However, the potential of any intelligent software is limited by the human talent responsible for commissioning, implementing and managing it. … Instead, the roles of real-life employees will develop so that we will work alongside robots to become more efficient and productive, and innately human traits will become more valuable than ever before. GE, for example, is reportedly building a ‘robotic workforce’ as part of its shift toward high-tech business.

“To manage the transition, scientists are being redeployed to the company’s machine-learning lab where they are tasked with helping to make cloud-hosted software models of GE’s existing machines that can be used to save money and improve safety for its customers long term.”

    Print       Email

RA Now TV

RA Now 2016 Preview

RA Now 2016 Preview

View all →

Your Voice

  • Sep 14
    Via @iMariaJohnsen on Twitter Talent Acquisition in the Digital Marketing Sector http://ow.ly/s5An30f8Dvg Read More
  • Aug 24
    Via @TheRecNetwork1 on Twitter  Struggling to find and retain talent in your business? We've written a great guide to help you tackle this issue! http://ow.ly/kC4d30eBerg Read More
  • Jul 27
    Via @greg_savage on Twitter  The phone. Pick. It. Up. http://ow.ly/Qdcu30dWqa2 Read More
  • Jul 13
    Via @UndercoverRec on Twitter  How can employers avoid bias in the recruitment process? http://ow.ly/dhdC30dAvfM Read More

RSS News

Archive