The Shape of Work

#121: How robots will shape work, and what does a better future for humanity look like - a positive case for automation with Florian Pestoni

September 27, 2021 Springworks Season 1 Episode 121
The Shape of Work
#121: How robots will shape work, and what does a better future for humanity look like - a positive case for automation with Florian Pestoni
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“Robots will continue to get smarter, but sometimes they will need to learn from the experts…us”

If you care about Robotics, Florian Pestoni is someone you should know.

Florian combines a career in building and leading teams, and creating innovative products—including working with giants like Facebook, Microsoft, Atlassian and Ooyala—with a relentlessly curious, ‘mesh network’ brain for a perspective that captures both the big picture and the nitty-gritty details of what it takes to lead a product team.

He currently brings that expertise as the founder of InOrbit Inc. that helps organizations streamline their robot operations with a cloud-based robot management platform built to maximize the potential of every robot.

Inorbit’s vision is pretty clear-  to enable a world where humans, robots and AI work together to drive radical productivity improvements and empower people to reach new heights. They are on a mission to become the de-facto standard for RoboOps: DevOps for Robotics.

On this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, we picked Florian’s brain on how he thinks about Robots shaping the Future of Work. 

We discuss with Florian:

  • What's going on in the world of robot operations: public perception of robotics
  • How AI will rewire us: would Robotics make humanity better?
  • Self-supervised learning for robotics: will robots be able to learn on their own without human supervision?
  • Where machines could replace humans, and where they can’t (yet)
  • How work is going to transform in the future

At the end of the podcast, Florian leaves us with a great question- ‘Are robots a workforce?'
What do you think?

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Produced by: Priya Bhatt
Podcast host: Abhash Kumar

What's going on in the world of robot operations: public perception of robotics
How AI will rewire us: would Robotics make humanity better?
Self-supervised learning for robotics: will robots be able to learn on their own without human supervision?
Where machines could replace humans, and where they can’t (yet)
How work is going to transform in the future