Hitachi hires machine manager for its warehouse workers

Hitachi has rolled out its artificially intelligent system in an unspecified number of warehouses in Japan where it gives orders to human employeesIn a trial, the system boosted productivity by eight per centUsed big data to issue instructions and learns from human techniques tooCould be on sale in five years and be used in hospitals and transport By Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline Published: 13:08, 10 September 2015 | Updated: 13:31, 10 September 2015 You may find your boss annoying, but imagine if you were ordered around by a robot.That’s the reality for workers at Hitachi, who have started to take instruction from an artificial intelligence program.The program is designed to boost efficiency in warehouses in Japan, but for some, the invention may signal a step closer towards a dystopian future where…

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