automatic News for 10-28-2019

The Automation Paradox

Estimates based on the Survey of Adult Skills show that on average across countries, 9% of jobs are at high risk of being automated, while for another 25% more jobs, 50% of the tasks will change significantly because of automation. Though the ‘platform economy’ may bring efficiency in matching workers to jobs and tasks, it also raises questions about wages, labour rights and access to social protection for the workers involved Digitalisation will provide new opportunities to many but will raise challenges for others, with the risk of growing inequalities in access to jobs and their quality and career potential. A better approach to analysing the number of jobs at risk of automation is to analyse the task content of individual jobs instead of the average task content of all jobs in each occupation. On a study commissioned by the OECD and using workers’ reports of the tasks involved in their job from the OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills, Arntz, Gregory and Zierahn estimate that just 9% of jobs are at a high risk of being automated on average, ranging from around 12% of jobs in Austria, Germany and Spain to around 6% or less in Finland and Estonia. These jobs will not be substituted entirely, but a large share of tasks may, radically transforming how these jobs are carried out. 

While 40% of workers with a lower secondary degree are in jobs with a high risk of job automation, less than 5% of workers with a tertiary degree are. Change in the share of self-employment by age and occupation in Europe Clerical Support Workers Even if the risk of technological unemployment can be discounted, job displacement and changes to occupational structure will take place in addition to many jobs being retooled. If the labour market polarises even further, some workers may end up stuck in low-skill, low-paying jobs with little possibility of crossing the growing divide into jobs that provide sufficient income and well-being. First, while the number of new jobs directly created by the ICT sector may not fully compensate for jobs displaced elsewhere, new jobs are likely to appear as technological applications develop and other sectors expand as costs fall and income and wealth increase, even if the latter may take some time to materialise. Some estimates suggest that for each job created by the high-tech industry, around five additional, complementary jobs are created. 

The polarisation of the occupational structure into high-skilled and low-skilled jobs and between openended and various atypical forms of employment may entail further polarisation of the wage structure into high-paying and low-paying jobs. The changes in the occupational structure may create regional inequalities, as new jobs are created in cities with a high concentration of highly-skilled workers, which are usually different cities than those experiencing displacement or job losses. 

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RPA is dead. Long live Integrated Automation Platforms

Integrated Automation is how you transform your business and achieve an end-to-end Digital OneOffice. Integrated Automation is not about RPA or AI or Analytics. Xceptor’s data-led business rules and AI-based approach to automation leverage RPA to help extend its functionality. IBM’s Automation Platform includes composable automation capabilities that orchestrate responses and alerts between Watson and Robotic Transformation Software solutions. The real point of Integrated Automation is actually to move beyond the tools. 

Integrated automation is the effective melding of technology, talent, organizational change, and leadership to get to the promise land. Integrated Automation is not a Product or a Service. Adoption is not the measure of success for Integrated Automation. Integrated Automation will not be effective with a functional approach. Our data shows that just one-fifth of respondents have created integrated IT and business leadership teams to grapple with automation strategy and deployment. 

Bottom Line: Integrated Automation utilizes the power of AND, not OR! We are lucky to live at a time where we have a multitude of established and emerging change agents at our disposal: global sourcing, design thinking, Robotic Transformation Software, AI, Analytics, IoT, blockchain among others. The power of AND is much greater than OR and Integrated Automation is all about the power of AND. Thus, RPA is dead. Long live integrated automation! 

Keywords: [“Automation”,”RPA”,”business”]

Script Automation of the Steps in Microsoft KB 3025946

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