Global business leaders forecast the next era of human-machine partnerships and how they intend to prepare
Dell Technologies recently teamed-up with Institute for the Future (IFTF) and 20 experts from around the world to project into the future, forecast how emerging technologies – such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) – will reshape how we live and work by 2030, and gather insights that will help businesses navigate the coming decade.
The experts concluded we’re on the cusp of the next era of human-machine partnerships. Essentially, we’ve worked and lived alongside machines for centuries but by 2030, these partnerships will become deeper, richer and more immersive than ever before, helping us surpass our own limitations. These machines, fuelled by exponential increases in data, processing power and connectivity will open-up new possibilities, beyond our grasp today.
Given the prospect of unprecedented human progress, the pace of change today and the risk of falling behind, Dell Technologies extended IFTF’s forecasts and surveyed 3,800 business leaders from around the world to gauge their predictions and preparedness for the future. Hot off the press, the research shows businesses are split by divergent views of the future. For instance, 50 percent of business leaders agree that automated systems will free-up their time and 50 percent do not. More than two in five (42 percent) believe they’ll have more job satisfaction by offloading the tasks that they don’t want to do to intelligent machines. The other half disagrees.
In some respects, you can understand why the business community is so polarized. In the main, there tends to be two extreme perspectives about the future: the anxiety driven issue of human obsolescence or the optimistic view that technology will solve our greatest social problems. So, how can businesses realize 2030 with so many conflicting outlooks?
Fortunately, and contrary to divided opinion, respondents are unanimous in their organization’s necessity to transform and the steps they need to take to get there. The question is, in the face of extreme disruption, will they limp or lead in next decade?
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