Thu, 6 October 2016
The business world gets more complex every year, if not every week. Yet we’re essentially making important decisions with brains that evolved tens of thousands of years ago. And while we’re no longer fighting for survival on the African Savannah, some days it may feel like it.
But whether facing hostile tribes or belligerent boardrooms, primitive “fight or flight” instincts don’t have to cloud our decision-making.
Kevin Delaney, senior writer for Connected Futures, is joined by Cathy Davidson, author of Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century. Cathy serves on the Board of Directors of Mozilla and was the 2016 recipient of the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education. In 2011 she was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities by President Obama. She holds the position of Distinguished Professor and is the founding director of the Futures Initiative at the City University of New York.
Mon, 19 September 2016
Will smart machines make us more productive or just take jobs away? Businesses are already preparing for a world in which computers take on knowledge-based tasks. Is this a good or bad for business?
In this podcast, we speak with Tom Davenport, an optimist on the future of smart machines. Together, we discuss a future in which machines augment humans to cut down on our trivial tasks and make us more productive.