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Smart Machines:
Helping Humans or Killing Jobs?
A conversation with Tom Davenport,
co-author Only ...
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Augmentation, not automation
Tasks, not jobs and skills, are the issue.
Art...
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As more tasks are taken over by
cognitive technologies, the human
workforce will decrease by 10%-
...
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To prepare, executives should
commit to augmentation, not
automation
The goal of adding smart mach...
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EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS
Where do you suffer from
bottlene...
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Become friends with the machines
Workers that extend their skills and
abilities to add value to sm...
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EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS
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Smart Machines: Helping Humans or Killing Jobs?

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Highlights from a Connected Futures Podcast with Tom Davenport

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Smart Machines: Helping Humans or Killing Jobs?

  1. 1. connectedfuturesmag.com Smart Machines: Helping Humans or Killing Jobs? A conversation with Tom Davenport, co-author Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines Podcast
  2. 2. connectedfuturesmag.comconnectedfuturesmag.com Augmentation, not automation Tasks, not jobs and skills, are the issue. Artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies take over certain tasks within jobs. They rarely take entire jobs. ConnectedFuturesMag.com EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS
  3. 3. connectedfuturesmag.com As more tasks are taken over by cognitive technologies, the human workforce will decrease by 10%- 15% … but the productivity of those remaining individuals will be enhanced. Since entry-level tasks are most targeted for automation, those jobs will most be affected. ConnectedFuturesMag.com EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS
  4. 4. connectedfuturesmag.com To prepare, executives should commit to augmentation, not automation The goal of adding smart machines to the workforce is not to get rid of people, but to make their jobs better Rather than feel threatened, workers should find innovative ways to use smart machines in their jobs. ConnectedFuturesMag.com EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS
  5. 5. connectedfuturesmag.comconnectedfuturesmag.comConnectedFuturesMag.com EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS Where do you suffer from bottlenecks? Where do you need to increase productivity? Where do you need to make faster decisions? These are the areas of your business that will benefit from cognitive technologies.
  6. 6. connectedfuturesmag.com Become friends with the machines Workers that extend their skills and abilities to add value to smart machines will have the most job security. The key for knowledge workers is to augment machines, and allow machines to augment them — rather than be fully replaced. connectedfuturesmag.comConnectedFuturesMag.com EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS
  7. 7. connectedfuturesmag.comconnectedfuturesmag.comConnectedFuturesMag.com EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS Listen to the entire conversation now: connectedfuturesmag.com/Podcasts/ ConnectedFuturesMag.com

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