We live in a world that changes at a rapid pace. Before one thing has truly taken off, another one is already beginning to gain momentum. This is true throughout all walks of life, but the workplace has been increasingly changing more and more in the last few years. One way that looks set to burst on to the scene soon is Artificial Intelligence. Filled with innovative ways that should change the office environment forever, it’s thought that the workspace we know will be improved for the better.
At the moment many businesses around the world are already taking steps in the right direction, with the introduction of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems(CMMS). While not as advanced as AI, they are a step in the right direction, helping companies offer better, more accurate data and systems.
But how will artificial intelligence impact the future of the workplace? Let’s take a look.
One way that AI will greatly benefit a business is through self-learning. While a long way off at the moment, in the future, these machines will help companies make the output of machine learning much easier. They’ll be able to achieve this through advanced analytics, while simultaneously closing the loop between insight, action and outcomes.
An interesting idea is how AI could help to predict the success rates of human relationships.Normally figured out through direct human contact, it’s thought machines could help within the recruitment process. Helping to decipher who would fit into a company by predicting a list of the qualities, and how compatible they were.
This doesn’t mean lifting heavy items, but doing a lot of the behind the scenes work. Currently, many AI systems are already in place, helping with areas such as fraud detection, and data integration of billing systems. However, this is likely to increase and expand into other areas as we head into the future. However, it could be another ten years before we see it fully impact on the way people work on a daily basis.
Outside of the workplace, AI is already starting to be integrated into everyday home life. From Amazon’s Alexa to Apple’s Siri, voice–activated systems are becoming commonplace, while facial recognition software, as demonstrated on Facebook tagging is already advancing too. It won’t be long until this type of software is in the workplace, with voice–activated technology helping with everyday tasks such as booking meetings, setting reminders, and even planning daily agendas.
These are only four ways it’s thought that AI will impact on the way the workplace operates in the future. However, with technology advancing at a rate quicker than we have ever seen before, who knows what the world of work will actually look in the next five to ten years.