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Meet Your New Digital Co-Worker: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Modern Workplace

Despite growing concerns that robots will replace workers and eliminate jobs, there are many ways in which the new digital workforce can substantially enhance jobs and positively transform the modern workplace. Ethical, responsible automation has the power to create a work environment where employees are more engaged, more productive and overall happier at work. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – also known as software robots or the new “digital workforce” –…

Debunking The Myths Surrounding Automation

Thomas Gardner, Co-Founder of ABBYY’s RPA delivery partner, Robiquity, puts the world to rights on some of the myths surrounding automation. Technology advancements often mean change. No matter how beneficial these developments might look on paper, talking staff into embracing them can be a challenge. Automation is a prime example. The advantages are proven, but given how RPA is so different to traditional methods, the “change” element can cause many…

Delivering a More Powerful Digital Workforce with Content Intelligence

ABBYY recently wrapped up its annual Technology Summit in Las Vegas where 300+ partners, customers, analysts and employees received the latest information about our revenue growth, new products, customer successes, and insight into our vision and strategy. One hot topic of conversation was robotic process automation (RPA) and how capture (as it’s been known for years) fits in. For the past couple years RPA adoption has grown to where enterprise…

Age Difference and Attitude to Robots Define Workplace Communication

It’s a well-known fact that communication styles differ from generation to generation. Not only do gadgets change but also people’s behavior, and the way we spend time and interact with each other. “Ten o’clock postman, bring me her letter,” as goes the song by Secret Service. “Call me on the phone, I’m always home,” sang AC/DC. Letters and telegrams were the reality of baby boomers in their youth. Home phones…

Talking to Robots

There is a great scene in Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home, when Scotty, the Starship Enterprise’s Chief Engineer, having traveled back in time, tries to operate a 1980’s era computer.  The movie, made in 1986, accurately predicted the rise of Siri, Alexa and the widespread proliferation of voice-recognition technology.  But poor old Scotty, burdened with 1980’s tech, picks up the mouse, using it like a microphone, saying “Hello…

Software robots: The employees that never sleep

Intelligent technologies broaden every sphere of business opportunities, including the office work. The never-tiring digital employees – software robots – are entering into marketing, sales, accounting and HR. One reason for this is that the cost of human labor is rising in both developed and developing countries. Meanwhile, the human workers go on vacation, sometimes get sick, and they make an average of 10 errors while performing 100 monotonous actions,…