Human and machine, hand in hand

If you read too many articles about the future of work you may think Armageddon is on its way for your job and everyone else's.

But though technology is wiping out some jobs, there are many positives, says Justin Gray, managing director of Accenture New Zealand.

The multinational consulting services company has released its annual Tech Vision 2019 research report and Gray says among other developments we're approaching a "post digital" world where workers will benefit from the new technologies.

When, in the not too distant future, the digital playing field evens out, New Zealand companies will need to find a competitive edge to meet the expectations of consumers, employees and business partners, he says.

The Productivity Commission has also launched a 13-month investigation into technological change, disruption and the future of work.

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