Leaders embrace automation because they know it’s the secret to overcoming the breakneck pace of digital change. The true visionaries use intelligent automation to create a new digital world where they are masters of competitive advantage. Their latest recruits include machines and software intelligence that they are using to bring new skills to help their people do new jobs and invent a new future for themselves and the organisation.
Intelligent automation brings fundamental changes to how businesses and individuals work. Machines have different strengths and capabilities that complement their human supervisors. Together, they’re changing what’s possible.
Many Australian organisations fully understand the impact of Intelligent Automation:
Some 42% of executives believe Artificial Intelligence (AI) will completely transform their industry in the three years, nearly double the global figure of 23%, and four times as high as China (9%) and Japan (11%).
More than half (54%) of executives can already report cost savings of 15% or more from automation over the past two years. This is driving greater investment, with 44% reporting a mandate to use automation to cut overall costs.
And compared to two years ago, 81% of Australian organisations are making more investments in machine learning - 44% reported significantly more investment, far greater than the global average (34%).
We have started to see examples of intelligent automation usage emerging across Australia, from Coles supermarkets trialling ordertaking fridge magnets, to Rio Tinto’s driverless trucks and Manly Council’s intelligent surveillance systems. It’s only a matter of time before AI applications emerge across all areas of commerce, industry and government. As they do, businesses will need to evolve their people and culture strategies, ensuring they adapt to the liquid workforce model, as much as they develop digital skills.DOWNLOAD REPORT
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