Video: 5 Questions about Automation

Productive uses of automation often involve people and technology working in parallel to complement one another.

Automation is a broad topic that we often picture narrowly. Say “automation,” and we tend to picture robots—even though the range of what automation might involve includes these devices and more. Similarly, we tend to imagine that automation refers to technology taking the place of people. In fact, productive uses of automation in manufacturing often involve people and technology working in parallel to complement one another. I had a chance to talk about automation—its importance, its value, and why it is succeeding now—in this video.


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