Conversations That Matter: Working with artificial intelligence

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“The world does not lack for management ideas. … But only a scant few promise to truly move the needle on practice, and fewer still date to reach into the future of what management will become. It is this rare breed of idea — meaningful to practice, grounded in evidence, and built for the future — that we seek to present,” says Robert Holland, the editor in chief of MIT Sloan Management Review.

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Anew book, Working with AI, Real Stories of Human-Machine Collaboration, endeavors to show that the needle can be moved by adding artificial Intelligence to the complex work of today’s world.

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“There is no shortage of commentary on what artificial intelligence will do to human jobs. It’s easy to find a multiplicity of predictions, prescriptions, or denunciations,” says Thomas H. Davenport, one of the co-authors of the book. “It is not so easy, however, to find descriptions of how people work day-to-day with smart machines.”

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Davenport joined a Conversation That Matters about our emerging and ever-expanding relationship with a technology that scares a wide range of people including, Elon Musk and Bill Gates.

Join us Dec. 13 for a Conversations Live — Vancouver Sun Town Hall with Kevin Falcon the BC Liberal leader. A Vancouver Sun co-production, at

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