AI – The Future is Here

Artificial intelligence is no longer something that exists “in a galaxy far, far away” like back when the idea of robots living and working with humans was considered science fiction. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has moved beyond the movie screen and into our homes in the form of smart appliances and personal assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.

AI is permeating our workplace as well, in the form of AI customer service, voice and facial recognition, and voice-enabled assistants, to name a few tools. Perhaps more to the point is the idea that, in the workplace, 93% of people are ready to take instructions from robots, according to AI at Work, a 2018 study led by software company Oracle and Future Workplace, an executive development firm that works with HR and talent managers at large companies.

AI represents one of but a handful of human interventions poised to affect almost all industries and sectors of society, states the January 2019 report Canada’s AI Imperative: From Predictions to Prosperity by consulting firm Deloitte. It seems the future is here, but most of us don’t know how to prepare for the radical changes that have begun to revolutionize our workplaces.

Get your FREE trial now!

Start your free 14-day trial now to read this story and

Make. Work. Better.

Already a subscriber?

Reuse and Permissions: Unauthorized distribution, transmission, reuse or republication of any and all content is strictly prohibited. To discuss re-use of this material, please contact: ; 877-668-1945.

lesley taylor
Lesley Taylor
Lesley Taylor is a Richmond, B.C.-based freelance writer.
Smiling woman. By Gabriel Silverio of

Recognition from Afar

How can you recognize your employees’ efforts while working remotely? It seems like an eternity since people were regularly working in offices across the country.

Read More »