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Insight:

Human excellence in the age of automation

Summary
  • For artificial intelligence and robots “the hard things are easy, but the easy things are hard.” While computers easily beat genius humans at chess, they might need the assistance of a 5-year old human to flip a pancake. The dynamic processes that enable groups to function and grow require humans to excel at being human. Influence Tech helps you create a future characterized by humans and machines collaborating, each doing what they do best!

AI threatens many occupations in the job market. Reskilling is an opportunity to build collective intelligence and create truly high performing teams.

Ajay Agrawal, Professor at the University of Toronto, claims that artificial intelligence (AI) will dramatically raise the value of human judgment. AI is driving cost decreases in prediction and as those costs drop, the demand for prediction will increase. While machines will substitute human prediction skills in decision-making, human judgement skills will act as a complement. The opportunities to exercise human judgment will explode, requiring people to excel at making and executing decisions as teams.

For artificial intelligence and robots “the hard things are easy, but the easy things are hard.” Moravec’s paradox states that "high-level reasoning requires very little computation, but low-level sensorimotor skills require enormous computational resources". 

High-level reasoning: little computation, low-level sensorimotor skills: enormous computational resources

The consequence is that while computers easily beat genius humans at chess, they might need the assistance of a 5-year old human to flip a pancake. In this sense its quite likely that financial analysts, taxi drivers and manufacturing workers will be replaced by machines, but less likely when it comes to teachers, social workers and engineers. Further, the dynamic processes that enable groups to function and grow require humans to excel at being human. At Influence Tech we call this collective intelligence. With genuine human hearts and great mechanical minds, it is completely possible for us all to achieve a harmonious future with sustainable results!

Are you willing to embrace reskilling? How are you investing in developing your teams?

Influence Tech helps you create a future characterized by humans and machines collaborating, each doing what they do best!

Per Nordahl