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The Cyborg Advantage in Business

This month's Wired magazine has a story titled: Advantage: Cyborg, that talks about why an average human with a very strong computer based smarts is the best combination in chess. The people can blend the number crunching of the compute with their innovation and creativity - knowing how and when to rely on machine intelligence.

One of the areas I've been talking about for a while is the intersection of the abundance of data (that people just can't handle) with the abundance of computing capabilities (available from cloud techniques) to define a new plateau of business value generation. This blending of the computer's capabilities and the individual's expertise is what I mean by allowing people to focus on turning anomalies into opportunities and allow the automation of "normal". Focusing the expertise where it is needed, instead of being wasted on normal activities.

This is where pattern recognition and human intuition can give an organization a significant advantage.

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