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Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do | Big Data | Scoop.it
Economist Tyler Cowen on machine intelligence and the age of the manager.
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Wow! This is a really intense comment about the future. Imagine managers being the people who "translate what the machine says and try to motivate people to do it. Professors and teachers will be more like coaches or tutors, rather than carriers of information." I think that our education system is already trying to move here! I also can't help but highlight the line that suggest people might "specialize in being a generalist". I agree. I agree. I agree.

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Why This Company Is Crowdsourcing, Gamifying The World's Most Difficult Problems

Why This Company Is Crowdsourcing, Gamifying The World's Most Difficult Problems | Big Data | Scoop.it
McKinsey shouldn't close up shop just yet. But if Wikistrat has its way the future of geopolitical consultancy will belong to the crowd.
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I like the idea of WikiStrat and would love to see how it could be applied to business.

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The personalized web is just an interest graph away

The personalized web is just an interest graph away | Big Data | Scoop.it
You know how our social graphs are creeping into every aspect of our web lives, from search results to coupons? Well, get ready for something a lot more personal, a lot more targeted and, perhaps, a lot more creepy.
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The New York Times’ R&D Lab is building a quantified-self, semantic-analysis tool to track web browsing

The New York Times’ R&D Lab is building a quantified-self, semantic-analysis tool to track web browsing | Big Data | Scoop.it
Let's say you work in a modern digital newsroom. Your colleagues are looking at interesting stuff online all day long — reading stimulating news stories, searching down rabbit holes you've never thought of.
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Intrigued by the quantified self.  Enjoyed Amy Robinson talk on similar topic.

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