Winning the Race With Ever-Smarter Machines

In the past few years, progress in information technology has been so rapid and so surprising that many organizations are not keeping up.  People used to be pretty confident that they knew the relative strengths and weaknesses of computers vis-à-vis humans. Computers have started making inroads into tasks once done only by humans, and — as Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee demonstrate in “Winning the Race With Ever-Smarter Machines,” in the Winter 2012 edition of MIT Sloan Management Review — this has significant implications for managers and organizations. Brynjo.....
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