Less than a quarter of senior HR professionals believe the UK is preparing its working environment for AI according to a new survey from Alexander Mann, despite most (69%) believing we will see ‘humanoids’ in the workplace by 2030. Faced with stagnating wages, falling productivity and predictions of a depleted post Brexit talent pool it is a situation that cannot be sustained.
The case for automation and AI
Artificial intelligence is the ‘biggest commercial opportunity’ in today’s economy according to PwC, which estimates that it could add 10% – or £232 billion – to UK GDP by 2030 – and the UK is ideally positioned to take advantage of it. In 2016, the International Telecommunication Union Index ranked the UK as the fifth most technologically advanced country in the world but this status is not reflected in hiring processes.