Deutsche Bank says robots are already replacing workers as it ramps up a plan to axe 18,000 jobs

Deutsche Bank says robots are already replacing workers as it ramps up a plan to axe 18,000 jobs
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  • Deutsche Bank is using robots to replace some of the 18,000 staff it cut earlier this year.
  • Financial News spoke to the bank’s head of operations for Deutsche’s corporate and investment bank, who said that using AI “massively increased productivity” in certain sectors of the business. 
  • So far “680,000 hours of manual work” has already been saved, he said. 
  • In July, Deutsche Bank announced a massive restructuring, axing thousands of jobs, and dissolving its equities sales and trading unit.
  • The bank has axed over 4,000 jobs since last year, and about 1,000 since July.
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Deutsche Bank is using robots to replace some of the 18,000 staff it plans to cut, according to Financial News.

Mark Matthews, head of operations for Deutsche’s corporate and investment bank, told Financial News that machine learning algorithms “massively increased productivity” and “redistribute capacity.”

The London-based news organization said that Deutsche is pushing to “automate large parts of its back-office” via a new strategy called “Operations 4.0,” as part of its $6.6 billion savings initiative over the next three years.

Source: Markets Insider

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