As the technology advances day by day, we deprived humans are getting worried for sources of self-respect. Everyone knows that computers can easily play chess and Jeopardy as compared to us. They line up thousands of documents for significance in legal cases than lawyers do. They collect electronic products in factories earlier, cheaper and better than we do. They can also drive cars better than we human drivers.
So we grab the proof of our continued dominance over the machine. Recent articles show that computers are still appealing poor at humor, and they make some mistakes as psychotherapists. Yet any console we derive from these truths is unfounded, because it overlooks a critical reality: The technology is getting approximately twice as powerful every two years, while we humans are not.
Ignoring that truth leads us lost as we tackle one of the issues of our time: How will humans make value and earn a growing standard of living when technology keeps doing work better than we do? Particularly, we seek an answer in the wrong way by asking the wrong next question: What is it that technology essentially cannot do? While it seems like common sense that the skills computers can’t obtain will be precious, the lesson of history is that it’s unsafe to claim there are any skills that computers cannot finally acquire.
As technology takes over more errands, employers ever more seek exactly these skills of personal contact. At the top of wish lists:
Understanding: It means discriminating what another person is thinking and feeling, and responding correctly. It’s key for organizations looking to make complete and meaningful experiences for clients.
Collaborating: The world is doing ever more of its work in teams. We form, swap, improve, accept and decline ideas, and we get better our collective performance, through extremely human interpersonal processes that may occur even without our knowing it.
Storytelling: It may not be sane, but we humans find stories more convincing and persuasive than simple facts. Yet we aren’t moved by a story if not we can appraise the teller, decide whether he or she is dependable, and gauge the true fervor that he or she brings to it. We didn’t develop to make that connection with a robot.
Innovatively solving problems together: No matter how competent computers become, humans are still in charge of problems that needs to get solved and humans in organizations are continually revising their ideas of what their problems and goals actually are. Success needs group creativity and novelty.As nervousness grows over more able computers, worried workers must appreciate that technology isn’t the enemy. It’s just doing what it has always done: revaluing skills, making some less precious and others more so. Don’t ever ask what computers can’t do. Ask what we humans do — and be good at it.