12 November

Recommended Reads

Automation, A.I. and how the Fourth industrial Revolution is impacting the service sector.
 
Would you prefer to read an article written by a human or by a machine? Are you afraid of the arrival of robots into your work place? Do you believe the humanities are more or less valued in the era of technology? Here is a compilation of interesting reads to warm your brains up for UKSec, the cyber security summit dedicated to the UK’s service sector arriving to London this November 28th-29th 2018.
 
Opinion: Are We Mature Enough To Deal With The Dilemmas Of Automation?
 
By Enrique Dans, Contributor at Forbes. Nov 5th 2018.
 
The consequences of automation are inevitable. Focusing on its positive –such as lower prices and more free time- might help us substitute the ‘human vs robots’ mentality with a more cooperative and productive one.
 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/enriquedans/2018/11/05/are-we-mature-enough-to-deal-with-the-dilemmas-of-automation/#39aa98fa2e77
 
In case you missed it: Amazon’s Robots Sent Into Disarray by Butter Spillage at Warehouse
 
Published by The Independent in June 2018, this article accompanying a video of an automated Amazon warehouse poses questions of how just how smart ‘smart’ automation really is. For those fearing that robots are set to take over your job, this might make you feel better.
 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/amazon-robots-butter-spillage-confusion-automation-jeff-bezos-a8389271.html
 
Opinion: The Case For Humanities In The Era of A.I., Automation, and Technology
 
Written by Faisal Hoque, for FastCompany, Sept 18th 2018.
 
In the writer’s views, strong humanities skills are becoming more important than ever as all aspects of our lives are closely connected to technology in one way or another.
https://sequre.world/the-case-for-humanities-in-the-era-of-ai-automation-and-technology/
 
Opinion: A.I. May Have Written This Article. But Is That Such a Bad Thing?
 
Written by Neil Sahota, for Forbes. Sept 16th 2018.
 
“For a long time, conventional thinking held that A.I. is not yet capable of creative work, the kind of thought to be associated with generating news articles or movie trailers. This just isn’t true and therefore deserve our attention.”
 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2018/09/16/did-ai-write-this-article/#64146a4f1885
 
Long Read: Business Does Not Need the Humanities – But Humans Do
 
Written by Gianpiero Petriglieri, Harvard Business Review. November 2nd 2018.
 
“Once they stop having to be useful, the humanities become truly meaningful. Only that will allow team human to catch up with team machine.”
 
https://hbr.org/2018/11/business-does-not-need-the-humanities-but-humans-do

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