I preferred to write blog “Automation alarm”; As Automation Vs. Manual job is a very buzzing topic nowadays in media and of course at Tea stalls outside the companies, inside the conference rooms, while looking for job change etc.
With regards to this, few questions started popping up in my mind.
Did automation start today?
Is automation possible everywhere?
Is automation cost-effective?
Are people working in industry equipped with automation skills?
Or Is the media creating hype?
If someone asks me about when automation started, Answer is not before the Manual process! It is inherited from Manual process to achieve level of accuracy, speeding up certain activities where repetition is involved and not limited to this only, then why today, we are so much bothered about Automation? Are we lazy?.. No .. Then why? Competition, Time to market, Cost cutting (This particular might not be always true) and sometimes to perform complex activities.
Manual process will always be the base for Automation. You cannot start automating any activity without knowing the manual process to do the same.
Automation is not possible everywhere? Rather, I would say It is not advisable everywhere. Why? Because machine could not replace Human everywhere, Machine cannot guess/ take action against the things which programmer does not thought while creating it (Exception is: Machine with Artificial Intelligence), So we cannot totally rely on Automation.
Automation is only feasible and useful where the things will continue to repeat for longer period of time. It is not useful, if time to automate and Return on its investment will not be achieved.
I think I talked so much negative about the Automation, but these are the facts.
Still, do we need to adapt/learn Automation? Yes, we should because though it is not suitable everywhere same is the case with manual process, So, in future or from now itself industry will welcome the individual who is having both Manual and Automation skills. Both skills will be having same importance.
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