Marcos Kauffman is currently the Director at the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) – Coventry University Institute for Future Transport and Cities, Intellectual Property Strategy Director at Next Seti International.
Marcos joined the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) at Coventry University in 2016 as Innovation and Digital Director. In 2019 Marcos has taken the position of Director of the AME, a unique partnership between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing which was formed in late 2013 with the objective of bringing together business, research and education to accelerate the development of industry-ready graduates and commercialisation of new technology in the manufacturing sectors.
Automation in the workplace will have many forms. The rise of AI could usher in new businesses processes that need little human input. In a world of automation, will businesses be able to integrate these systems with their workforces?
Is it hyperbole about the coming automation revolution? Are robots about to take our jobs? In this first feature, we bring some much-needed sanity to the debate. Which sectors are likely to be most affected? Should these people start looking for new jobs? And from the business side, what is the reality of automation? Will it massively cut costs and increase productivity?