The Innovation Show

The Innovation Show

"The Emperor is Naked", calling stuff out. A global show for square pegs in round holes: changemakers, mavericks, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and those interested in human progress. Presented by @AidanMcCullen... Show More
June 2, 2020 54 min

Your job is at risk-if not now, then soon.

We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors.

Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it.

Not only can they know more data and analyse it faster than any mere human, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking.

So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em.

To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Our guest offers us that game plan.

We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others--things machines can't do well.

The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart.

Our guest calls it being NewSmart.

The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility -not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning.

The key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.

We welcome the author of Humility Is the New Smart, Rethinking Human Excellence In the Smart Machine Age, Ed Hess

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