AXIOS July 20, 2021
Businesses are building a new kind of assembly line — and this one is digital, staffed by software bots.
Why it matters: For all the hopes and fears around industrial robots, more progress is being made in the realm of digital workers: Bots that can perform a growing number of often tedious and time-consuming tasks in an increasingly online business world.
- The shift holds out the promise of enhanced productivity and reduced costs for companies, even as some human employees may end up automated out of a job.
How it works: Intelligent automation takes the logic of a physical assembly line — where the work of making something is broken into discrete, individual tasks that can be done...