A recent report by Deloitte revealed that Singapore is the most prepared country for workforce automation in the Asia-Pacific region.
Indeed, it was reported that Singapore has been investing heavily in education, assisting at-risk workers, as well as supporting workers’ transition to new roles and industries so as to better prepare them for the imminent adoption of automation.
The study showed that automation will create opportunities for a better future of work, especially in APAC, where companies will be able to offload dangerous and repetitive jobs and focus on higher-value and more productive work. It was reported that using robots in manufacture can reduce the number of injuries up to 72%, as well as bring more economic benefits.
The Asia-Pacific region uses most commonly Robotic Process Automation (RPA), virtual assistants, and collaborative robots. AI-enabled technology is also used for better data-driven decisions and better business revenue.
With more automation in the workplace, Singapore could then bridge its skills gap and allow its existing workforce to deal with more important tasks. Thus, Singapore is on its way to implementing automation all across the construction, logistics, and manufacturing industries.