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Autopilot Perils

Automation Projects Require Teams to Take Risk Management to the Next Level

From robots performing repetitive manufacturing tasks to computer programs that analyze data and generate solutions, automation is suddenly everywhere—and driving a new demand for projects. Nearly half of business leaders around the world say their organizations are "deeply involved" in automation projects, according to a 2018 Deloitte survey. But automation success isn't automatic. The complex systems designed to replicate human tasks come with many possible risks, which can have severe consequences when the automation systems launch operations.
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