Our Head of Design, Danny Tomalin talks human-centred design for digital transformation and why empathy is the key ingredient.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the work we do at Razor is invisible. You know why your business will benefit from it, you know what it can do, but oftentimes you can’t hold those crucial lines of code in your hand. But don’t be fooled, we design too, especially when we’re building applications to help empower people.
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There have always been divided opinions when it comes to AI. Amidst the tropes and the fear, businesses often hype the technology as a magic wand with the power to grant rapid transformation. However, in manufacturing specifically, although 60% of companies are aware of the benefits that AI could bring to their business, only 23% are currently using it.
We’d probably all be happier if we knew what the world held in store for us. We’d prepare our planet for catastrophe, hopefully, treat each other a little better and none of us would have to answer that dreaded question: “where do you see yourself in five years?”. Humans have a lot of skills in their locker, but seeing the future isn’t a talent we’re gifted with. I mean - 2020 is evidence enough of that.
In 2019, Elon Musk made headlines by touting AI as a “fundamental risk to the existence of civilization”. Ironically - for a man in his line of work - Mark Zuckerburg countered this argument, describing the warnings as “pretty irresponsible”.
Jamie Hinton, CEO of Razor - the cutting technology company - brings a new perspective on why humans fear an AI future
Think of everything you used to do in the office you didn’t strictly think of as work. A coffee break, a walk to the printer, a trip out to buy some snacks for your team, a jaunt down to reception to pick up the post, a stroll in the corridor which turns into a spontaneous chat with a potential client, an impromptu lunch with your teammates and dare I say it – a lucky eavesdropped conversation.