INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION The First Book to Introduce “Hyperautomation” Spawning Fourth Industrial Revolution

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This book unravels how a new breed of Artificial Intelligence can empower organizations to generate massive efficiency gains as high as 60% and save over 10 million lives per year. The book is for everyone: both experienced practitioners and those new to the subject. Klaus Schwab (Founder and President of the World Economic Forum) wrote, "This insightful and practical guidebook is instrumental for success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The book, which is already an Amazon Bestseller, is acclaimed by leading global research companies: “This book needed to be written” – Forrester; “This field guide is essential reading” – Gartner; “Masterful insight, this book is more relevant than ever” – Horses For Sources

One of the most important books of our times!Bernard Marr

Two centuries ago, the Industrial Revolution began to automate “blue-collar” work, allowing higher profits and wider societal improvements like the reduction of famine and the increase in living standards.

Today, Intelligent Automation has the ability to automate “white-collar” work, also called office work, in a shift many are calling the “fourth industrial revolution”. With their new book, industry experts Pascal Bornet, Ian Barkin and Jochen Wirtz are at the helm of this.

Synopsis of the book:

This is the first book on Intelligent Automation (IA). Also called Hyperautomation, it is one of the most recent and impactful trends in the field of artificial intelligence. IA is a cutting-edge combination of methods and technologies, involving people, organizations, machine learning, low-code platforms, robotic process automation (RPA), and more.

This book is for everyone – whether you are an experienced practitioner, new to the topic, or simply interested in what the future holds for enterprises, work, life, and society as a whole.

Key content of the book:

. What is Intelligent Automation (IA)? Why has the use of IA been expanding so rapidly? What are the benefits it unleashes for employees, companies, customers, and society?
. How have leading organizations been able to harness the full potential of IA, at scale, and generate massive efficiency gains in the range of 20 to 60%?
. How can IA save 10+ million lives per year, triple our global budget for education, eliminate hunger, help protect our planet, or increase the resilience of society to pandemics and crises?

What readers will get from this book:

. Get the lessons learned from 100+ IA transformation successes (and failures)
. Benefit from the largest publicly available library of 500+ IA use cases by industry and by business function
. Gain access to insights garnered from 200+ IA industry experts

“We want to instil a hope in people of the promise IA holds for a better world,” explains Bornet, a global thought leader in the industry. “It may be a recent technology, but it has rapidly taken precedence in application, research and potential. More than 80% of all work globally is office-based, and IA now holds the future keys to better performance, enjoyment and customer experience in the office work arena – not to mention the wider positive impacts for society.”

Continuing, “In this book we take readers through the technologies leveraged by IA in a way anyone can understand. In everything from chatbots, sentiment analysis, and Internet of Bodies to machine learning, biometrics and health monitoring – we take readers on a journey through hundreds of stories and use cases, showcasing how it is already changing everything.”

Reviews have acclaimed the book. Bernard Marr, internationally best-selling author says, “One of the most important books of our times!”. Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, author of NYT Bestseller "AI Superpowers" writes, “An insightful exploration of Intelligent Automation”.

Arianna Huffington adds, “An essential reading for anybody who cares about the future of work”.

Further endorsements have been received from the likes of Dr Luc Julia (creator of Apple Siri) and Klaus Schwab (Founder and President of the World Economic Forum).

‘Intelligent Automation: Learn how to harness Artificial Intelligence to boost business & make our world more human’ is available now:

About the Authors:

Pascal Bornet is a recognized global expert, thought leader, and pioneer in the field of intelligent automation (IA). He founded and led the IA practices for Mckinsey & Company and Ernst & Young (EY), where he drove hundreds of IA transformations across industries. Bornet is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, Senior Advisor for IRPAAI and he was awarded Global Top Voice in Technology 2019. He has over 300,000 followers on social media including Linkedin and Twitter.

lan Barkin is Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at SYKES. He is a globally recognized thought leader and veteran in the IA space. Barkin co-founded Symphony Ventures, a pure-play IA consulting company providing cutting-edge services across all sectors. In 2018, the company was acquired for US$69 million by SYKES, a NASDAQ-listed global leader.

Dr. Jochen Wirtz is Vice-Dean MBA Programmes at the National University of Singapore Business School, and Professor of Marketing. He is a well-known and highly acclaimed author with more than 20 books published, including "Services Marketing - People, Technology, Strategy". His research has been published in over 100 academic journal articles, and he received over 40 awards.

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