After lockdown, the future of autonomy

The unprecedented lockdown imposed by governments across the world to try to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus has impacted societies and businesses in many ways. Individuals and business across the globe have found new ways of working to adapt to the need for social distancing and restricted movement of people.

For many industries, this has meant an uptick in their use of autonomous technologies to perform certain functions to reduce the need for physical contact between human beings.

The increased use of automation is a trend that is likely to continue once lockdown restrictions are lifted and life gets back to “normal.”

This article focuses on the risk management considerations for businesses and the shifting concept of liability from human to systems, technology or parts failure.