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Online labor platforms steadily replacing traditional desk jobs: Report

On-demand labor platforms, and online work-management solutions are surging globally as leading companies are replacing desk jobs with online talent marketplaces.

  • Published: January 27, 2017 11:45 AM IST

On-demand labor platforms and online work-management solutions are surging globally and leading companies are dissolving traditional hierarchies and replacing them with online talent marketplaces, a new report said. Also Read - Starlink told to get license before offering satellite-based internet services in India by govt

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According to the report titled Technology for People by global professional services company Accenture, the trend is driving the most profound economic transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Eighty-five percent of executives surveyed said they plan to increase their organization s use of independent freelance workers over the next year.

The pace of technology change is breathtaking, bringing about the biggest advancements since the dawn of the Information Age, said Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Accenture, in a statement.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new user interface, tackling both big and small problems by making interactions simple and smart and underpinning the way we transact and interact with systems. Seventy-nine per cent of survey respondents agreed that AI will revolutionize the way they gain information from and interact with customers. ALSO READ: Genes can be blamed for online addiction among children: Study

With advances in AI, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics, humans can now design technology that s capable of learning to think more like people.

This human-centered technology approach pays off for businesses as leading companies will transform relationships from provider to partner – simultaneously transforming internally, the report said. ALSO READ: 83 percent young Indians use smartphones for online shopping: Survey

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  • Published Date: January 27, 2017 11:45 AM IST

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