There was a time when advancements in technology were only a result of human hard work. But these days technology has got to the point where it’s capable of improving itself without the influence of anything human. We’re talking about Artificial Intelligence. It’s a technology that has the capacity to learn, reason and correct. And whether you like it or not it’s gradually being implemented into all facets of the society we live in.
Virtual personal assistant Siri is a form of artificial intelligence that provides convenience into our lives by remembering our personal preferences. This is just an example of AI technology that most of us already make use of, but it’s merely the tip of the iceberg in terms of AI’s current and future capabilities. It’s going to change the way we live, the way we think and the jobs we do. Something as simple as cleaning will take a whole new direction.
Let’s talk specifically about office cleaning and how the introduction of AI technology could change it for you.
How can you benefit?
As a client, you can rest assured knowing at this point a robot won’t be cleaning your office by itself after hours. We’re not quite at that stage yet! But, we can certainly benefit from their assistance. Vacuuming, for example, is one part of the job that we’re quickly offloading to the bots with more models coming out every day that have a greater learning capacity. These vacuum cleaners require virtually zero Human input. Essentially, they’re programmed to commence at a certain time and then run across the entire floor surface of your office. Its algorithmic learning allows it to memorise the floor plan and identify spots that typically require more attention while avoiding hazards like staircases. Huge companies like Dyson are investing millions into the research and production of cleaning machines with these AI capabilities. So it’s fair to assume they will soon become common household appliances.
What about the other jobs? Well, we’re certainly not at the point where we can rely on robots to clean our toilets or dust our desks. But it seems like that is the direction the industry is heading in. Although, a robot capable of cleaning your entire office ought to be capable of much more. It raises the thought-provoking question – How many jobs are going to be lost to the ever reliable and expectation-free robots? I guess we’ll soon find out.
But for now, enjoy the convenience of having not someone, but a ‘thing’ clean your office floors. It’s not a product or service we at Duticall offer, but we are more than happy to provide product recommendations based on our industry expertise.