Computerworld senior writer Sharon Gaudin recently suggested that companies are going to need a Chief Robotics Officer (CRO), responsible for the company’s robotics strategy.
While I like the idea in the near term — after all, many large companies have had a CIO and/or CTO for decades — what about a few decades from now? A CRO position seems right up the alley of an AI or a robot with AI. As a sci-fi writer, I always like to imagine the future, and right about now I’m imagining a headline reading, “…robot Bob Bolt promoted to CRO at [choose your big company name of the future]…” So if you’re thinking about applying to become the first CRO, just be sure to keep your eye on your career as time goes by.
If you’re thinking about managing robotics strategies as a career, you might also enjoy my sci-fi stories about robots and cyborgs.