This is the first article in a series that looks at the continued impact technology will have on our lives over the coming years. Distilled into three key themes, this series will explore the influence of ethics in technology, the future workforce and that little thing that brings it all together, intelligent automation.
Watch the videos and read more detail in the articles below to hear thought-provoking, well-informed perspectives from the people who are shaping the future of technology.
We hope that this series provides insight and direction for those preparing for, or undergoing, digital transformation to take their business to the next level.
The first video in the series discussed how ethics will influence the future of technology. In the digital age, analysing and acting on insights from data can introduce entirely new classes of risk. These include unethical or even illegal use of insights, amplifying biases that exacerbate issues of social and economic justice, and using data for purposes to which its original disclosers would not have agreed, and without their consent. These and other practices can permanently damage consumer trust in a brand.
Watch the video to find out more.
Hear more from the experts
Infrastructure Consulting Director, Accenture
"In our connected age, it’s the responsibility of every single entity that holds data to ensure it’s as secure as possible."
Senior Digital Executive, Accenture
"Ethics boards in businesses will become increasingly more important as the question shifts from ‘can we do it’ to ‘should we do it’. I think there’ll be a pivot point where businesses will need to think as much about the social implications of their actions as they do about generating wealth for investors."
Testing Services Lead, Accenture
"In the age of intelligent automation, success will come to businesses with the right skills, the right development culture and the right focus on testing and quality."
Technology Architecture Delivery Executive, Accenture
"One of the most significant things about this new era of automation is that it goes beyond efficiency: it has the power to create new business models."
Senior Managing Director at Accenture
"For some people AI brings with it a certain unease. They believe that it somehow devalues human worth and threatens jobs. In our experience this simply isn’t the case."
Senior Technology Delivery Lead, Advanced Technology, Accenture
"We have a responsibility to think through the full implications of machine learning and ensure that we programme AI to learn in the right way."