Artificial Intelligence tends to grab the headlines when it promises dramatic leaps in consumer product capability. The driverless car has captured the popular imagination. Ever-smarter phones and online home appliances also get a lot of attention. The market in consumer AI is expected to be huge, with tech giants like Google and its Chinese equivalent Baidu, investing an estimated US$30 billion in it last year.
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The workplace is changing. Technology is ever-present in virtually every kind of job today, from taxi drivers hired via smartphones, to teachers instructing their classrooms via digital displays. Some of the most dramatic changes of all are taking place in our factories and other industrial environments.