Automation: The need of hour
- leezaaggarwal | Mon Mar 15 2021
The very first thing that crossed your mind after reading the title would be robots. While it’s not wrong but now automation is no more just about robots. It’s more of replacing the human work with a machine labor. In simpler terms, just consider a hand blender, earlier we used to put in a lot of physical efforts to use it but now we have electric blenders, mixers and grinders and we can do that same work in less amount of time and just by pressing a button.
Doesn’t it seem so exciting that almost 90% of the tedious tasks can be automated and done without any human intervention. This is the concept of Automation where you can create such a technology that can itself control and monitor the tasks. With world moving at such a fast pace you do not want to be slow at anything, all you want is to hang in with the momentum. At its core, automation is about doing a repetitive task without any manual work.
Let’s consider this scenario where a product-based company needs to keep a track of the well being a software product they delivered to their clients. It would be a great deal for wastage of resources and time to get the feedbacks or approvals by meeting them or calling them every month. What if you have a bot that can do it for you? Many companies have implemented such kind of systems where an automatic email is sent to the client periodically and their feedbacks are recorded by the bot itself. The bot then monitors the responses and notifies only about the responses which reports some flaw in the product.
With machine learning and AI coming into picture, we can complete higher order tasks that require a bit more adaptability. ML can be used to train the system and make it learn things quickly which can be a good support for internal decision-making procedure.
The bottom line is that, automation saves time and the resources can be utilized in much more productive way. The companies can have limited workforce and much more agile. A lot of debated may go on into this domain, but one thing seems certain, automation is going to be the most robust thing every workplace would want to have.