From the Editor

Over the past year we have seen artificial intelligence move increasingly into mainstream business, as companies begin to understand and embrace the technology’s potential.

Now as 2019 progresses, we are beginning to see a change in how employees understand the technology – and what it can mean for their careers.

One of the biggest topics in this area right now is robotic process automation (RPA), which is why we’ve dedicated much of this bumper issue of Verdict AI to the topic.

“We are beginning to see a change in how employees understand AI – and what it can mean for their careers.”

We explore how RPA can help businesses, considering its value and potential for cost-savings, and hear from Automation Anywhere about the company's  predictions for the technology’s development over the coming year.

Plus we speak to UiPath about its approach to the technology, an in particular how to integrate it into existing operations.

Away from the evolving world of RPA, we also hear from Ocado CTO Paul Clarke to find out how the company is leading the way when it comes to warehouse automation, and how it plans to dominate in the future.

Plus we discover what AI is doing for the world of sales, find out how the technology is being enriched by blockchain and explore the ever-present issue of bias within artificial intelligence.

For all this, and much more, read on in the latest issue of Verdict AI.

Lucy Ingham