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TECHNOLOGY VISION 2016: AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE


Intelligent Automation

Do things differently, do different things, and create new jobs, products and services.

Overview

Intelligent Automation: the essential new co-worker for the digital age

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.


40% Pie Chart


40% Pie Chart
42% of Australian executives believe Artificial Intelligence (AI) will completely transform their industry in the next 3 years, nearly double the global figure of 23%, and four times as high as China (9%) and Japan (11%).

Intelligent Automation in AUSTRALIA

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.

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Machines and artificial intelligence will be the newest recruits to the workforce, bringing new skills to help people do new jobs, and reinventing what’s possible. 

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Moving Forward

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New technologies require new talents. Liquidity takes on new meaning in the workforce: become adaptable, change-ready and responsive. 

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CONTACTS

Marek Rucinski
Marek Rucinski

Managing Director
Accenture Analytics
Australia & New Zealand

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Marco Ciobo

Marco Ciobo

Managing Director
Accenture Technology Strategy Lead
Australia and New Zealand

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