Connected machines will create better jobs

Rolls-Royce’s IoT systems notify the engineering company when maintenance and upgrades are due

Negative stories have surrounded the internet of things and job losses have been their focus, but a more accurate analysis reveals a shift in the skills needed towards services

Asia outpaces Europe’s industrial internet of things adoption

Industrial complex near Mount Fuji in Shizouka City, Japan

The West is playing catch-up as manufacturers in the Far East race ahead with the industrial internet of things

5 ways online retailers should harness automation

E-commerce automation

The impact on customers of automation is already making itself felt as online companies jostle for supremacy – or survival

Are chatbots the future of wealth management?

Talking to a chatbot on a smartphone

Wealth management of the future will be a balance of technology, improving and personalising advice, and the human contact necessary for decision-making around major life events

The rapid rise of robots replacing workers

Person using Uber app

History may teach us not to stand in the way of technological advances revolutionising the future of work, but the lesson to be learnt is progress should benefit the workforce

5 ways AI personal assistants will change work

Personal assistants at work

Already they are beginning to take the drudgery out of office admin – now virtual personal assistants are set to get even smarter

Will robots actually take your job?

Robots taking job from humans

Should we ready ourselves for a world where algorithms replace instincts and there are more robots than workers?