As technology increases, HR must navigate the digital aspects of work and transform into human-computing resources.
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“Today, May 11, 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of my loss against Deep Blue in our 1997 rematch in New York City…I spent much of last year working on a book, Deep Thinking, that includes my memories and analysis of that fateful match, the so-called ‘Brain’s Last Stand’ that turned me into the proverbial man in ‘man versus machine.’…I make it clear in Deep Thinking that my loss to Deep Blue was also a victory for humans—its creators and everyone who benefits from our technological leaps. That is, everyone. This is always the case in the big picture, and why the book rejects the ‘man vs machine’ competition storyline. The machines work for us, after all. The last third of the book is about the bright future of our lives with intelligent machines, if we are ambitious enough to embrace it. I hope my optimism is contagious.”1
“This book is not primarily about how computers will do things people used to do. It’s about how people and computers together will do things that were never possible before. It’s about how human-computer superminds will be smarter than anything our world has ever seen. And it’s about how we can use these new kinds of collective intelligence to help solve some of our most important problems in business, government and many other parts of society.”2
Humans and Machines
“The whole ship had the feel of a small theatre troupe in which the actor playing the prince’s cousin also plays the apothecary, the friar and Messenger No. 2.”3
Video Gaming to Learn
“The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.”4
Think HCR, Not Just HR
HR Has Another Chance to Transform
“The role of human resources will be to prepare our organizations for this change and to continue to keep the right ‘touch’ in the organization—or keep the ‘human’ in our work environment as we blend human and computing for better outcomes. Inspire human resources leaders to have the courage to learn more and take on this brave new world that is emerging—be the role models of try, fail fast, cheap and try again. Be in front.”8
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