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When Smart Things Rule the World — Introducing Autonomous Business

Published: 20 May 2015

ID: G00275061

Analyst(s): Stephen Prentice


Smart devices will become commonplace in the digital business environment. But with goal-seeking and self-learning capabilities, these "artificial agents" will advance the "sense and respond" paradigm to a new level — autonomous business.

Table Of Contents


  • Understanding Smart Machines and Their Future Evolution
  • From Digital Business to Autonomous Business
  • Increasing Levels of Automation Lead to Autonomous Operations
  • Autonomous Business Promotes Community-Based Business Models
  • Autonomous Business and Employment
  • A Simple Example of an Autonomous Business Service

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