Automation

Report

Switched on: how do we get the best out of automation and AI in health care?

This report offers in-depth analysis into the challenges and potential presented by automation and AI in health care and highlights wider implications for the future, setting out considerations for policymakers and the NHS.
Report

Are new technologies changing the nature of work? The evidence so far

This study illustrates that, although recent advances in automation technologies have affected what workers do on the job and which occupations they work in, the overall changes are not substantive.
Conference paper

Exploring mistakeproofing in healthcare design

This paper reports findings of an ongoing research that follows the Design Science Research approach, with the aim of exploring how existing technologies can support incorporating mistakeproofing (poka yoke) into healthcare design, framed within the regulations compliance process. These technologies rely on the use of...
Report

Technology and the future of the government workforce

New and emerging technologies will change government in a wide range of ways. This report assesses the state of this transformation in the UK, what it means for the government workforce, and what steps the government needs to take now to ensure that it manages...
Journal article

Design of knowledge-based systems for automated deployment of building management services

Despite its high potential, the building's sector lags behind in reducing its energy demand. Tremendous savings can be achieved by deploying building management services during operation, however, the manual deployment of these services needs to be undertaken by experts and it is a tedious, time...
Fact sheet

Automated decision-making, digital government and preserving information access rights – for agencies

This fact sheet provides guidance to agencies on the release of information in relation to the use of automated decision-making systems.
Conference paper

Lean, automation and modularization in construction

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry lags behind the manufacturing industry, both in terms of innovation and productivity, mainly due to its heterogeneous, fragmented nature and the uniqueness of its projects. This paper analyzes three effective processes and technologies which are carrying out great...
Report

The robots are NOT coming (and why that’s a bad thing …)

This research shows that Australia’s economy is now regressing in its use of new technology, with negative implications for productivity, incomes, and job quality. The report's findings contrast sharply with the common concern that robots and other forms of automation will threaten future job security...
Report

The demographics of automation in Canada: who is at risk?

Just a few years ago, policy-makers became concerned about the prospect of many job-related tasks being automated using advances in robotics and artificial intelligence. In this study, Statistics Canada researchers, Marc Frenette and Kristyn Frank, break new ground, by examining the demographic and employment characteristics...