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Flexible Workers, AI Keys to Future Success, Accenture Predicts

  • Accenture CTO: `There's a first-mover advantage here'
  • Companies must invest in AI, training, platforms, says firm
A robot holds a newspaper during a demonstration during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

A robot holds a newspaper during a demonstration during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Companies that want to prosper should spend more to educate their workers, try to restructure to use more freelancers and tap into artificial intelligence to automate routine tasks.

That’s the prescription for success from global consultant Accenture Plc in its annual technology report released Tuesday outlining some of the trends that will shape businesses in 2016 and beyond.