The concepts of automation and artificial intelligence are not nearly as new as many believe they are. In fact, humans have been tapping into machines and technology for more than a century. Today, of course, AI and automation are deeply ingrained in our day to day lives, from automatic doors in retail to virtual support agents in the home and workplace.
If we’ve learned anything over the past several decades, however, it’s that this technology does not remain the same for long. Advancements in cognitive capabilities will continue to accelerate the adoption of intelligent automation at a breakneck pace, bringing about new and exciting events and opportunities. Here’s what’s in store in the not-so-distant future.
IT leaders have long faced mounting pressures to remain a step ahead in terms of technology and output. This demand has been multiplied exponentially since the start of the pandemic, which has brought about a dramatic and often sudden shift in priorities. Rather than planning for the long-term, IT decision-makers are now realizing the criticality of agility.
As we move forward and begin adapting to what will likely become the “new normal,” look for greater reliance on intelligent automation as a solution that not only minimizes costs, but also provides the support needed to weather any storm – global health crises included.
The age-old argument of robots taking over human roles and making people obsolete in the workplace may finally be put to rest as organizations recognize the value of the human/AI collaboration.
Will some jobs be replaced by automation? Undoubtedly. But the proliferation of intelligent automation will likely create more jobs than it destroys. The key to survival will be the development of new skills. Organizations can establish a strong position in the future of work by investing in the reskilling of existing personnel. This will also minimize the skills gap over the long-term.
Automation at Scale
As organizations continue the process of rebuilding following the pandemic, most will not be able to rely solely on hiring more people to get back up and running. In fact, many are facing the difficult decision to make severe budgetary cuts, including those relating to human resources.
Automation can bridge this divide, enabling businesses to rapidly recover without having to increase expenditure. It will also deliver the speed, accuracy and scale that enterprises will require in order to remain profitable over the coming months and years.
Rise of Low-Code/No-Code Automation
Perhaps the biggest development on the automation front in the near future will be the widespread adoption of no-code or at least low-code solutions.
This straightforward, easy-to-use yet highly advanced AI technology will allow organizations to get up and running with automation in a fraction of the time it would normally take (e.g. hours vs. weeks or months).
Additionally, because the use of low-code/no-code automation does not require the oversight of highly skilled developers, businesses can save money without sacrificing performance.
If history has taught us anything, it’s that change is always on the horizon. The future of automation is bright and exciting. Don’t get left behind! Get started with our no-code solution today and put the power of intelligent automation to work for your organization! Click here to claim your free, fully functioning 30-day trial.