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Computers as the boss

Human Automation.pngThere was an article in New Scientist that was focused on a topic I’ve talked about before, it is titled: Your next boss could be a computer. It provides another perspective on the issue that the human attention span is an ever more scarce resource for most organizations.


The abundance of computing and the increase availability of more data will help shift our attention on those areas that need our creativity (human augmented computing), but in the process it may seem like we’re working for the machines, instead of the other way around – at least for some.


HP labs has been doing some interesting work in this space as well. It’s been codenamed CrowdCloud. When combined with other research efforts like VideoBook, it can produce a much better result than a manual or automated technique alone.

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