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Human + Machine

Reimagining Work in the Age of AI
Narrated by: Jamie Renell
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready?

Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now - in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. Twenty-first-century pioneer companies are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. The bottom line is this: Businesses that understand how to harness AI can surge ahead. Those that neglect it will fall behind. Which side are you on?

In Human + Machine, Accenture leaders Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson show that the essence of the AI paradigm shift is the transformation of all business processes within an organization - whether related to breakthrough innovation, everyday customer service, or personal productivity habits. As humans and smart machines collaborate ever more closely, work processes become more fluid and adaptive, enabling companies to change them on the fly - or to completely reimagine them. AI is changing all the rules of how companies operate.

Based on the authors' experience and research with 1,500 organizations, the book reveals how companies are using the new rules of AI to leap ahead on innovation and profitability as well as what you can do to achieve similar results. It describes six entirely new types of hybrid human + machine roles that every company must develop, and it includes a "leader's guide" with the five crucial principles required to become an AI-fueled business.

Human + Machine provides the missing and much-needed management playbook for success in our new age of AI.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Accenture Global Solutions Limited (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • M. Eckert
  • 2018-09-15

Master of obvious

This book is very repetitive and mostly states the obvious. I would not recommend the book.

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  • C. Surdak
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • 2018-07-30

A golf course book

Good for talking about AI on the golf course. But not a lot of meat for “doing AI”

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  • Bodshell Sports
  • 2018-05-23

Good intro. Little substance.

This book is a good intro for a non technical person, to understand general AI concepts, and how they may impact business. As for substance and concrete, actionable information - there is very little.

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  • AGreviewer
  • 2019-05-04

An airplane book

It’s an airplane book for middle managers. It’s not bad. Very simplistic. Whole book is a hidden ad for Accenture consulting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-06

Authors are clearly very in love with their own intelligence

I thought this audiobook was not that informative. It is clearly written with the intention of the authors to create authority on the ai subject within the consultancy business.

I believe this book was very limited if it comes to explaining what ai is and what the pro’s and cons of this new technology are.

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  • Erin
  • 2019-03-19

insightful <br />

the authors explain not just the obstacles but the benefits of AI I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this and his broad and my perspective of artificial intelligence in the workplace

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  • SWATHI G.
  • 2019-07-05

Good one

Excellent book. Explains well about how future be. Also explains well about future jobs. Well explained about how machine learning and artificial intelligence can be used for good and help companies to grow faster.

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  • SK
  • 2019-01-08

Excellent guide for business leaders !

One of the best publications in modern history to educate executives in decision making capacity on how to manage their assets well without getting lost in technical jargon or be intimidated by digital transformation and lead their organization to be a winner and reskill their human capital ! Must read!

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  • Justin Nedd
  • Georgetown, Demerara Guyana
  • 2018-12-26

thought provoking

this is a thought provoking perspective of ai that will certainly force me to rethink the business.

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  • HTHONLINE
  • 2018-11-22

Good read, good learning

This is a great read for the person who is just venturing into the world of advanced technologies and understanding how machines and humans work together to improve the quality of work-life for the future.