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Human + Machine

Reimagining Work in the Age of AI
Narrated by: Jamie Renell
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? 

Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now - in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. Twenty-first-century pioneer companies are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. The bottom line is this: Businesses that understand how to harness AI can surge ahead. Those that neglect it will fall behind. Which side are you on? 

In Human + Machine, Accenture leaders Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson show that the essence of the AI paradigm shift is the transformation of all business processes within an organization - whether related to breakthrough innovation, everyday customer service, or personal productivity habits. As humans and smart machines collaborate ever more closely, work processes become more fluid and adaptive, enabling companies to change them on the fly - or to completely reimagine them. AI is changing all the rules of how companies operate. 

Based on the authors' experience and research with 1,500 organizations, the book reveals how companies are using the new rules of AI to leap ahead on innovation and profitability as well as what you can do to achieve similar results. It describes six entirely new types of hybrid human + machine roles that every company must develop, and it includes a "leader's guide" with the five crucial principles required to become an AI-fueled business. 

Human + Machine provides the missing and much-needed management playbook for success in our new age of AI. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Enjoyable overview

This audio book gives us a overview about the co-existence of humans and machines working together, what changed so far and what will change soon.
Who is already using and how companies are benefiting from AI.
Recommended.

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  • M. Eckert
  • 15-09-2018

Master of obvious

This book is very repetitive and mostly states the obvious. I would not recommend the book.

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  • C. Surdak
  • 30-07-2018

A golf course book

Good for talking about AI on the golf course. But not a lot of meat for “doing AI”

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  • Bodshell Sports
  • 23-05-2018

Good intro. Little substance.

This book is a good intro for a non technical person, to understand general AI concepts, and how they may impact business. As for substance and concrete, actionable information - there is very little.

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  • AGreviewer
  • 04-05-2019

An airplane book

It’s an airplane book for middle managers. It’s not bad. Very simplistic. Whole book is a hidden ad for Accenture consulting.

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  • Erin
  • 19-03-2019

insightful <br />

the authors explain not just the obstacles but the benefits of AI I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this and his broad and my perspective of artificial intelligence in the workplace

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  • 匿名
  • 06-01-2019

Authors are clearly very in love with their own intelligence

I thought this audiobook was not that informative. It is clearly written with the intention of the authors to create authority on the ai subject within the consultancy business.

I believe this book was very limited if it comes to explaining what ai is and what the pro’s and cons of this new technology are.

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  • SK
  • 08-01-2019

Excellent guide for business leaders !

One of the best publications in modern history to educate executives in decision making capacity on how to manage their assets well without getting lost in technical jargon or be intimidated by digital transformation and lead their organization to be a winner and reskill their human capital ! Must read!

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  • Justin Nedd
  • 26-12-2018

thought provoking

this is a thought provoking perspective of ai that will certainly force me to rethink the business.

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  • HTHONLINE
  • 22-11-2018

Good read, good learning

This is a great read for the person who is just venturing into the world of advanced technologies and understanding how machines and humans work together to improve the quality of work-life for the future.

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  • Chris C
  • 25-10-2018

an essential read for today's times

read this in a flash, extremely relevant book in our current paradigm of preparing for AI, job and skill disruption and how to work with AI.