Artificial intelligence: HR’s role in the robot takeover

Robots will be able to take on mundane tasks, experts argue/Imaginechina/REXShutterstockAs research predict that as many as one-third of roles could be taken over by technology, how does this change the shape of the workforce, and HR’s role in managing it? Cath Everett reports.  As soon as you mention artificial intelligence, most people immediately think of out-of-control computers such as HAL in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey or The Matrix, in which sentient machines simulate reality in order to subdue the human race. While more benign creations such as the robot in Robot & Frank have turned up in other films to balance things up a bit, the portrayal is generally one of a dystopian future in which people are struggling against the rise of machines that, in one way…


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