M is for Machine Learning

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: What’s […]

C is for cobots

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: […]

Hey IT pros, stop worrying about robot replacements

IT skills automation DXC Blogs

When last I tried to frighten enterprise workers about losing their jobs to robots, I cited an Oxford University study that ranked 702 occupations “according to their probability of computerisation.” An interesting exercise (if you’re not a telemarketer or another 99-percenter), but let’s face it, going through such a large list is a hassle. Fortunately, there’s […]

The potential benefit of robots in the workplace

AI investment DXC Blogs

More than 2.5 million industrial robots will be working by 2019, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). That figure represents an average annual growth rate of 12% from this year. While some enterprise workers worry they eventually will be replaced by a machine, most see robots providing a valuable service (taking on tedious jobs) and leading to even more […]

Workers more chill about robot threat than previously thought

automation AI DXC Blogs

It’s hard to blame enterprise employees for worrying that eventually (or even sooner) their jobs will be assigned to robots or some form of artificial intelligence (AI). After all, we’re constantly reading articles about — or even just alluding to — our pending displacement from the work force. Yet a recent survey  by global staffing firm Adecco […]

The power of code: Building a robot

  I decided to have a go at building a robot for a STEM session last weekend, to show the power of code (see my last post about learning to code) and how it can be used to control something.  A moving robot is a great visualisation to demonstrate this. After some searching I settled on […]

Je vous présente votre nouvel assistant: un robot!

L’intelligence artificielle donne aux ordinateurs et autres machines équipés de capteurs la possibilité de « penser ». De cette manière, ils peuvent comprendre le langage naturel, traiter des informations et prendre des décisions pas trop complexes. L’utilisation la plus évidente et visible de l’intelligence artificielle dans le monde numérique se fait par le biais de «chat bots», […]

Conoce a tu nuevo androide

La inteligencia artificial (AI) permite “pensar” a los ordenadores y a las máquinas que dispongan de sensores integrados. Al menos, son capaces de entender el lenguaje natural, procesar información y tomar decisiones básicas. El uso más claro y evidente de la IA en un mundo digital lo representan los “chat-bots”, programas sencillos que pueden interactuar […]

How much would you pay a robot or AI to do your job?

The other day, while working with some awesome and inspiring people, we started thinking about some of the processes that would be done in the future by artificial intelligence or a robot. Thoughts are wonderful things that can take you in all kinds of directions, and my mind started racing to the question of wages, the “who, what, where, when and hows” of […]

Enrolling in artificial intelligence kindergarten

Building really intelligent machines, or so-called strong artificial intelligence (AI), is a daunting task for technology. I’ve worked on an approach that requires two technological novelties: One is a new way to organize knowledge; the other is a new way to acquire knowledge. Both heavily mimic biology. The resulting method is called AI-Kindergarten and allows for the […]