WeWork Debuts The AI Desk

The AI desk is about to be born, thanks to WeWork and Amazon's Alexa, and it could be coming to a WeWork office near you very soon.

WeWork is trailling artificial intelligence in New York which is "at the convergence of AI and office furniture," We Work European Transactions Director Mary Finnigan said at the Bisnow Manchester State of the Market event.

"This comes out of the analytics we've done on our spaces," Finnigan said. "What we've developed in some locations in New York is the ability that as you approach your desk, the desk will recognise you via a phone app, will raise the desk to the right height, will know if you prefer standing or sitting desks, and will adapt the temperature or lighting according to how you customised the app.

"So it's about customising spaces to suit our members, whilst recognising that different people can come in and out of the space on a regular basis."