I'M TEACHING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION to a crew of Masters Degree student and we know it's difficult to automate everything. And automation probably doesn't work at all, perhaps with early childhood education.
And if you want to effectively integrate automation into manufacturing, you need to complete a granular breakdown of tasks, deciding which of the jobs can be done by a machine. Then you might need to spend thousands of euro designing a robot that may not work as expected.
So perhaps we should be looking at RaaS (robots as a service). With RaaS, you map a company's operations, figure out the tasks that are best suited for automation, and then set up a robot that performs at an hourly rate. If the robot doesn't perform, it doesn't get paid.
I'm trying to automate my morning cross-checks. So far, no robot has rowed in with ideas.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches digital transformation on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Technological University of the Shannon. The huggable above is from the MIT Labs.]