Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn't even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different due to technology, the economy, the environment, and politics, according to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a not-for-profit think tank that helps organizations plan for the future.
W ould be naive to think that it's just our personal lives that are dramatically enhanced by the recent progress in artificial intelligence. Technology is changing the way we interact with the world and no question that machine learning will definitely change how our nine-to-fives look like in a few years.
What do human-machine interfaces for the future workplace need to look like? An interview with Prof. Michael Burmester from the Stuttgart Media University. Mr. Burmester, there were times when the focus in the development of human-machine interfaces was purely on functionality. Are users still content with that? Certainly not.
The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities. As automation technologies such as machine learning and robotics play an increasingly great role in everyday life, their potential effect on the workplace has, unsurprisingly, become a major focus of research and public concern.
The robots haven't just landed in the workplace-they're expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing awesome productivity and retention rates, and increasingly shoving aside their human counterparts. One multi-tasker bot, from Momentum Machines, can make (and flip) a gourmet hamburger in 10 seconds and could soon replace an entire McDonalds crew.