Flexible Workers, AI Keys to Future Success, Accenture Predicts

Companies that want to prosper should spend more to educate their workers, try to restructure to use more freelancers and tap into artificial intelligence to automate routine tasks. That’s the prescription for success from global consultant Accenture Plc in its annual technology report released Tuesday outlining some of the trends that will shape businesses in 2016 and beyond. New capabilities made possible by smart software, a more flexible — some might say precarious — workforce, the arrival of platforms such as Uber Technologies Inc.’s global logistics infrastructure and the digitization of new industries, are helping businesses achieve more in a faster time with fewer resources, Accenture said. “There’s an array of new technologies that can be used to change and transform work in a way we’ve never been able to…


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