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“Most knowledge workers like to work with robots.

“Most knowledge workers like to work with robots.

A large majority of knowledge workers like to work with robots that automate companies faster and faster and like to learn new skills. This is the result of a survey conducted by Blue Prism, the manufacturer of automation software, among five thousand professionals.

According to the study, 83 percent of the knowledge workers like to work with robots, says Computer Weekly. 78 percent are ready to take on a new role within the company. That while there are many reports about the fear that automation will take jobs away. According to Blue Prism, only 37 percent of knowledge workers are afraid of losing their jobs.

Now that automation is more and more accepted, companies are putting more effort into it. According to the survey, 92 percent of business decision makers plan to automate more of their processes. 88 percent think that robotic process automation (RPA) will help solve global productivity problems and that RPA is important for digital transformations. 83 percent think this is about intelligence automation.

For example, Gerald Pullen, head of RPA at Lloyds Banking Group – a Blue Prism customer – says that RPA is an important part of Lloyd’s ‘bank of the future’ goal because it takes employees away from boring, repetitive tasks. “We’ve taken the robot out of the human being to enable these colleagues to fill more useful roles as we move on to the next stage of our strategy.”

Technological revolution

In the past 12 months, 78 percent of the knowledge workers have also experienced that some of their daily tasks have been automated. 34 percent do not think that the companies they work for can compete in the next five years if it continues to rely on only a human workforce.

“As we enter a new era of connected RPA, this technology will open doors for the most digitally skilled employees to create and innovate,” said Chris Bradshaw, chief marketing officer at Blue Prism. “This is the first technological revolution that places people at the heart of the creative value chain, which is why it has such exponential potential.

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