If it wasn’t true before, it is now: new technology is ramping up faster than ever and will undoubtedly impact the way we work.
Scott Likens, Emerging Technology Leader with PwC, said that as millions of people are experiencing and being exposed to new innovations, it is making it easier for the masses to accept them.
One of those changes includes the integration of augmented intelligence and humans working alongside together. Likens adds that AI will have the ability to take over routine work, such as managing task lists and scheduling meetings.
“AI will do everything from assisting doctors with diagnoses to helping all kinds of workers in decision making,” said Steve Koenig, VP of Research for the Consumer Technology Association. “Robots will work alongside humans in the office and take on roles like reception, hospitality, cleaning and security.”
Additionally, biometrics and blockchain will play a significant role in increased security. Using technology such as fingerprint recognition and blockchain will help void security risks that can come with network connections and cloud technology.
The workplace itself will also be greatly impacted by the new massive adoption of various technologies. For one, IoT will be able to connect multiple systems in an office to create a more connected workspace. Furthermore, creating a smart space can help offices become more energy efficient by having devices that can identify how many people are in the space and adjust the lighting/heating preferences accordingly.