The Future of Human + Machine Collaboration
We all love a little competition. However, what will prove to be more fruitful in technology is collaboration. Many view the evolution of artificial intelligence as the disintegration of the human workforce. On the contrary, AI will have the most impact by augmenting human capabilities and businesses will depend on humans working together with machines more than ever before.
Just like in any successful collaboration, both parties will bring strengths that make up for the other’s weaknesses. Inevitably, allowing businesses to complete projects with a higher rate of efficiency and productivity. For example, something that comes naturally to humans such as making a joke can be difficult for machines. While a task as straightforward as analyzing gigabytes of data remains almost impossible for humans.
AI machines are undefeated in mastering one function. The increase in utilization of these machines means the complete re-imaging of human work roles. Businesses will be able to free people from monotonous tasks by using AI to automate those responsibilities and move toward a more project based company structure. Rehumanizing work. Essentially delegating more high-value responsibilities that require human emotional intelligence; building more leaders in the workforce and possibly increasing creativity, imagination, and innovation.
Whether AI is used to create a system that physically assists a business or the technology is solely used for data or used to build an interface that aids in customer service, the possibilities are endless when thinking about the potential success of human-machine collaboration. Companies and employees alike should get excited about what the emergence of AI means for them. The most prepared businesses and human laborers will be forward-thinking, agile, and adaptive.