Harnessing automation for a future that works

McKinsey&Co is a partner of RIB Software AG. This recent publication gives me a glimpse into construction. Please read the abstract below if you share the interest for automation and find link to full publication. Much of this is part of our YTWO joint venture with Flex bringing manufactoring and automation into construction. 

Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.

Recent developments in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have put us on the cusp of a new automation age. Robots and computers can not only perform a range of routine physical work activities better and more cheaply than humans, but they are also increasingly capable of accomplishing activities that include cognitive capabilities once considered too difficult to automate successfully, such as making tacit judgments, sensing emotion, or even driving. Automation will change the daily work activities of everyone, from miners and landscapers to commercial bankers, fashion designers, welders, and CEOs. But how quickly will these automation technologies become a reality in the workplace? And what will their impact be on employment and productivity in the global economy?

From science fiction to business fact:

McKinsey Global Institute partner Michael Chui explains how automation is transforming work.


Want more? 
Go to www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/digital-disruption/harnessing-automation-for-a-future-that-works

Source: James Manyika, Michael Chui, Mehdi Miremadi, Jacques Bughin, Katy George, Paul Willmott, and Martin Dewhurst

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