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We Are The Robots: The Automation of Services

I heard a podcast the other day from the London School of Economics (LSE) public lecture series. It featured Professor Leslie Willcocks of the LSE and Professor Mary Lacity of the University of Missouri, St Louis talking about their new … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Drones – and they need Insurance too!

I have blogged recently regarding the rise of automation and the likely impact of robots on business and customer service today. I was at the shops over the weekend and was fascinated to see how the sale of ‘drones’ is … Continue reading

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Robots Are Coming To A Retailer Near You

This post is by Liz Parry, Strategic Account Director at Teleperformance UK.  New research by the consulting experts Deloitte suggests that an enormous chunk of the UK workforce will be automated by 2036 – including over 2 million retail workers. … Continue reading

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Can RPA Really Support BPO?

I have recently written about the development of Robot Process Automation (RPA) as a way that robots are becoming seriously involved in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and what this means for the service industry more generally. My last blog suggested … Continue reading

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Should I be worried about a robot taking my job?

As I have blogged about before, it is a common misconception that robots will suddenly replace humans in their roles at work – at least in most jobs. As things stand, I am not personally feeling any real threat that … Continue reading

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Technology creates more jobs than it destroys

My colleague Simon Dillsworth recently wrote an excellent blog about the growth of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) here. Despite the name, RPA does not imply that services – such as customer service processes – are being overrun with robots that … Continue reading

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We are the Robots: The rise of Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a subject that has just crept up quietly for many people. Most of us are aware that manufacturers have long used ‘robots’ to automate repetitive or dangerous processes, but now the robots are entering the … Continue reading

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