The dream of creating equal or even higher intelligence than humanity is a recurrent theme in books and films. Recently, however, it looks as though this moment will come closer and closer through “Sacred” automation. The buzz everyone’s talking about: AI, algorithms, machine learning. More and more intelligent software is taking care of that. This gives rise to great concern: Will AI take our jobs away? But I keep asking myself: Is this fear justified? What is the status quo and what should retailers and manufacturers pay attention to?
In times of digital transformation, digital skills and new roles are needed. A rethinking of personnel policy and management has also become necessary. However, many companies only have a vague idea of what professional and personal qualifications applicants should be bringing.
A joint study by the Bundesverband Deutscher Unternehmensberater (BDU) and the Bundesverbandes E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V. (BEVH) came to the previous conclusion, by interviewing specialized personnel consultants.