Eighty-five percent of the jobs we’ll see in 2030 haven’t been invented yet, according to the Dell Technologies Realizing 2030 report. In the wake of a new employment paradigm, educational programs are proactively preparing the next generation of corporate leaders.
Robots, coupled with AI and data analytics, are creating new opportunities to revive struggling brick and mortar stores. In a bid to compete against online retailers, several traditional retailers are rolling out robots that collaborate with human workers to do routine, mundane and dangerous tasks. We explore how retailers are using robots in a way that is changing the face and back-end of retail and why this is the most promising opportunity for retailers to revive physical stores.
Host Walter Isaacson talks farming. How did the mechanical reaper change the way we harvest? Can vertical farming help feed our ever-growing cities? Will AI, machine learning and the Internet of Things make farms more efficient?
Since the inception of the profession, accountants have been “numbers crunchers” and “bean counters”—mathematically inclined individuals tasked to laboriously assemble a company’s financial data and calculate revenue and expenses toward closing the books each quarter. Now so-called robo-accountants are doing the hard work, freeing accountants from crunching the numbers to make sense of them for operational and financial decision-making purposes.
As technology reshapes the way we work at warp speed, we need to change training methodologies. How do we prepare the next generation for jobs that haven’t yet been invented? What kind of skillsets will they need, when machines can do what humans do? What kind of tech training do they need today to be ready for the future workplace? And would it mean totally rethinking education to encourage creative problem finding and solving? To explore these questions, we look at schools and startups who are rethinking education to learn and explore the new world of robotics, AI and machine learning.
From drones that perform surveys for agriculture to mobile telepresence robots used for security, see why many robotics suppliers are expanding their businesses into robot-as-a-service (RaaS) business models.