What is the future of the workforce? With new technology - particularly the use of artificial intelligence - predicted to become the norm in the upcoming decades and employees increasingly demanding more flexible working how will the world of work change?
Leading experts predict that businesses will need to be more innovative than ever to keep up - and this includes law firms.
We highlighted this in our latest report Recruitment to Robots: growth strategies for law firms. We found that the the Top 200 law firms in the UK are choosing technology investment as one of their top two methods for ensuring growth.
The panel at the Guardian event in this article predicted a move away from working for a pay packet and that there will be less jobs and more and more automated services. Whether this will be a good thing remains to be seen.
For the future legal market we are likely to see further specialisation, with technology taking over and managing the more routine legal work. Request a copy of our report here: http://www.byfieldconsultancy.com/2016/09/from-recruitment-to-robots-growth-strategies-for-law-firms/
Sophisticated machines are fast outpacing jobs. What does this mean for the future of work? And if there are no jobs, what we will do with our time? As we develop artificial intelligence, what will happen to future jobs? Photograph: KTS Design/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF There’s no question that technology is drastically changing the way we work, but what will the job market look like by 2050? Will 40% of roles have been lost to automation – as predicted by Oxford university economists Dr Carl Frey and Dr Michael Osborne – or will there still be jobs even if the nature of work is exceptionally different from today? To address these issues, the Guardian hosted a roundtable discussion, in association with professional services firm Deloitte, which brought together academics, authors and IT business experts.