Humans and machines will work together, sooner than later

CNET | 1/30/2018 | Erin Carson
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You'd better get used to working with machines.

In the future, could your colleague be a robot?

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There's a good chance the answer is "yes," according to a survey of 3,800 business leaders.

A new report from Dell, out Tuesday, reveals that 82 percent of those surveyed predict humans and robots will work together on teams within five years. The study, conducted with the Institute for the Future, explored the impact of robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality and cloud computing on society by 2030.

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"We're starting to get the juices flowing around this notion of a tighter integration between humans and machines," said Matt Baker, senior vice president of strategy and planning for Dell EMC.

Baker cited Chitale Dairy in India as an example of how such human-machine collaboration might work. Chitale works with small dairy farms that have microchipped their cows. Chitale collects data about things like whether the cows are eating enough or need to be inoculated, and uses that information to help those farmers improve their cows' well-being.

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Another example: New York's city housing department is working with Dell to build apps the homeless (most of whom have smartphones) can use to secure beds in shelters. That avoids having to wait in long lines -- time they could spend for a job, said Baker. These are tech-enabled processes that relatively...
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