How robotics are optimising warehouse operations

Robots in Ocado's distribution centre

With online shopping here to stay, more companies are poised to automate picking goods in their warehouses

How far can machines take over project management?

AI project management

Smart robots are poised to take over routine project management, but the machines cannot yet fully replace project managers

Is the future of retail humanless?

There are times when customers prefer a no-nonsense robot, but humans aren’t redundant just yet

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