News of ABN AMRO's investment in AI is another example of firms recognising the significant time leverage that a successful AI solution can bring to an organisation.

Wholesale cost reduction is a key industry driver currently, and AI solutions could indeed provide the magic bullet where STP, Offshoring and Outsourcing have reached the peak of the cost efficiencies they can offer.

What we need to keep in mind though as we read further press releases like this is what would our industry be like if we only had 10% of the workforce employed. How do we ensure salaries aren't decimated along with jobs, and how to we continue to create opportunities for graduates in times when there are a significant number of experienced professionals on 'the bench'?