How digitalization of industries can empower humanity

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Author: Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice-President; Head, Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson

  • 5G can play a pivotal role in transforming industries to be more flexible, productive and sustainable.
  • But the digital evolution will also affect human work – it will create new roles that do not exist today while making working environments safer, smarter and more creative.
  • We should not see automation and digital transformation as a way to replace humans; it is about bringing out the best in humans, in collaboration with machines and algorithms.

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