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|| Nerd Words for HR || - Issue #3

When the car replaced the horse-drawn carriage, we didn't upgrade the horses - we retired them. (Hara

|| Nerd Words for HR ||

January 13 · Issue #3 · View online
Nerd Words for HR - It's about making work work! Get bi-weekly updates on the recent HR Tech trends and stay close to the future of people management.

When the car replaced the horse-drawn carriage, we didn’t upgrade the horses - we retired them. (Harari, 2015, p. 388)
Welcome to the newest || NERD WORDS for HR ||,
a new paradigm conquers the horizon of the digital transformation and it rides on the back of the exponential technological growth. It’s called “DATA-ISM”. 
I first learned the term while reading the final chapter of Homo Deus. Dataism sees all living things as an algorithm - a data processing entity. Machines are electrical algorithms, while humans are biological algorithms. We continuously absorbe information with our senses, process them with our brains, and, eventually, perform actions or speak/write words, which then are, again, information to other people. As humanism and capitalism valued all things by the wealth and experiences they created for (certain) humans, dataism values all things with respect to the amount and variance of data they create or are able to process.
The problem: We are prone to underestimate the effects of technological solutions in the longterm and the rate at which they develop. Thus, we are very likely to create technology, which we will one day be unable to understand or control properly. We need to realize the fine line between valueing data as a tool for human advancement, and valueing humans as a tool for information flow and data-processing.
This issue of || NERD WORDS for HR || features some talks, articles, and resources, which explain just how fast technology has already changed and the data it creates. As always, I then give my very personal implications for HR and invite you to like, discuss, and share your thoughts on them.
Enjoy the newest || NERD WORDS for HR ||!

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|| NERD WORDS || Featured Talks
"Exponential thinking" - Futurist Gerd Leonhard (Part1) - YouTube
Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | TED Talk
|| NERD WORDS || Featured articles
When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts
3 Things AI Can Already Do for Your Company
Artificial intelligence goes bilingual—without a dictionary | Science
Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression | EPJ Data Science | Full Text
Benefits & Risks of Artificial Intelligence - Future of Life Institute
|| NERD WORDS || Featured Resources
People Analytics Conferences
Cool stats on various topics - Statistics Brain
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