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The world is on the brink of a revolutionary technological shift in the near future. However, as automation technologies such as robotics and machine learning play an increasingly significant role in the workforce, business leaders are not yet ready for this giant transformation. “More than 80 per cent of today’s jobs, including legal services, human resources, transportation and others, will be significantly affected by automation technologies,” said Mr @MohammedAmin, senior vice president-META at US-listed software firm @DellEMC. “Some jobs will be either eliminated or exist as different kinds of jobs.” There are several aspects and challenges to consider to enable and prepare for this type of transformation, added Mr Amin. “We are entering an era of enormous change that will fundamentally alter how businesses function. Changes are happening so fast and sometimes we are a bit behind,” he said. “The workforce not being ready for [such] digital transformation has been identified as one of the major obstacles.” Key industry sectors likely to be affected by digital transformation and robotics include education, transportation, human resources, logistics or supply chain, customer service troubleshooting, marketing and communication, Mr Amin said. Dell Technologies, part of the US-headquartered conglomerate, helps customers, including in the Middle East, to accelerate their digital transformation strategies. A recent survey of 3,800 business leaders and employees globally, including in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, suggested that many jobs across the world will be replaced by robots by 2030. Almost all (96 per cent) of survey respondents said their organisations would replace some element of manpower with automation by 2030. Yet companies are entering the era of automation with a divided vision of the future, Dell said

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