Alpha 1s Alpha 1s Robot aka ‘Tobi’, my new colleague/hire/purchase, is a Robot. We co-presented yesterday, whilst I have an inner fear he was more fascinating than me I enjoyed the new experience.
30 Robots for every 10k workers in China, 30 Robots for every 437 workers in Korea.
But what of the work implications for HR, will there be new employee relations issues to consider? Will a Robot want a tea break, or will a human be sacked for Robot Discrimination? Will my Robot request a Robot hire over a human?
One thing is for sure Tobi who rather eerily ” hopes I will like him”, is here to stay and his colleagues are coming en masse and soon; as SMCP reports ‘ 30 robots per 10k workers are made in China, 437 per 10k are made in Korea,’
So HR may have to reconsider its name, and whilst Digital transformation of the business was yesterdays news todays is, perhaps, Cyborg augmentation of the workforce.