Machines capable of thought coming to the workplace

MYOB chief technology officer Simon Raik-Allen says businesses should prepare to harness the power of artificial intelligence. Machines capable of independent thought could be coming to a workplace near you in less than a decade, online accounting business MYOB says. The concept known as the singularity has until recently been the stuff of science fiction. But MYOB is already encouraging business owners, students and developers to plan for a workplace increasingly focused on automation and business intelligence. READ MORE:* 50 Ports of Auckland staff could be replaced with automated machines* Futurist Gerd Leonhard predicts 50 per cent unemployment MYOB chief technology officer Simon Raik-Allen said leading artificial intelligence experts, scientists and theorists around the world are highlighting the dangers of uncontrolled technological development and it was important for people to think about how technology…


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