A.I. meets the C-suite

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The exact moment when computers got better than people at human tasks arrived in 2011, according to data scientist Jeremy Howard, at an otherwise inconsequential machine-learning competition in Germany. Contest participants were asked to design an algorithm that could recognize street signs, many of which were a bit blurry or dark. Humans correctly identified them 98.5 percent of the time. At 99.4 percent, the winning algorithm did even better…

Still, humans are better at creative thinking, intuition and bargaining. How can these innately human traits play a vital role in the C-suite? Perhaps we will only be responsible for the ethical decision-making, the storytelling and the relationship-building of our businesses. What will this mean for the future of entrepreneurship? How will we build and organize companies? Please leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

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Gerd Leonhard


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