Midori House

The automated future

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14 November 2018

25 minutes


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Are robots taking over the workplace? From artificial intelligence to cybernetic workforces, technological innovations are having a dramatic impact on the nature of employment. We examine how companies such as Amazon are investing in warehouse automation and how we might prepare for a robotic future.

14 November 2018

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

Amazon’s automated warehouses

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David Phelan examines how the promise of jobs makes Amazon an attractive company for cities – and what might happen when robots replace people.

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

The future of law enforcement

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Ben Rylan considers whether 1987 film ‘RoboCop’ predicted the future of policing.

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Chapter 3

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Future-proofing employees

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Jan Mischke of the McKinsey Global Institute explains how companies and governments can navigate a transition to increased automation.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Workplace culture

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Kelly Monahan from the Deloitte Center for Integrated Research discusses the role of a healthy workplace culture during times of corporate evolution.

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