The man at the center of future works
Italy, June 2017
For some people, tomorrow's work is taking on the dangerous features of computerized machines, extraordinary calculators, robots of various shapes and nature designed to do what people have always done in the past. An apocalyptic vision depicted a few months ago, in a short film produced by the British newspaper The Guardian called The Last Job, tells the story of Alice, the last worker on Earth in a world dominated by robots.
Will it really be like this?
Work is being digitized, but man is still at the center: he is a process translator and a reality interpreter, capable of interacting with machines and with his own kind.
Big Italian brains
Meanwhile, today in Turin new hybrid data scientist figures have appeared, propelling an Anglo-Italian startup in the field of predictive analytics. By comparing data and its context, this brainy team can predict the future sales of one or more outlets. And all of this results in savings in inventory costs, but also in the ability to sell in a much more targeted manner.
These guys are part mathematicians and part analysts, and most definitely experts in the dynamics of a market that is becoming increasingly liquid.
We are talking about Evo Pricing (photo 1), founded by Fabrizio Fantini, 38 years old, born in Jesi, with a Master’s from Harvard and for 10 years a consultant in Italy, the United States and England. "With predictive analytics, we help companies to become more competitive and we already have customers around the world, from Mexico to California," says Fabrizio.
Every week, over 300 people, only in Italy, shopkeepers and store managers, participate in these analyses thanks to a structured system: variables such as past sales, geographic area, climate, and product characteristics are used for initial data prediction. It produces the winning combination of artificial intelligence and human experience.
"Algorithms feed on data. Operators can use their experience to quickly formulate hypotheses about the future.”