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Robotics, AI & Project Manament

I, Project Manager: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in the WorkplaceOn: Captera; June 11, 2017

Robots and artificial intelligence may automate the tedious tasks that consume a small part of a project manager’s time, such as taking information from multiple sources and putting together nice PowerPoint decks, or normalizing project data from incompatible systems. However, the most primary role of a project manager is leadership and communication, and these are functions that cannot be automated.

That’s Alan Zucker, founding principal of Project Management Essentials. With over 25 years of project management experience, he’s skeptical that AI-enabled systems will do anything but automate tedious tasks. He concludes, “The central function of the project manager—ensuring the successful delivery of the project—remains.”