This week’s selection is “The Future of Leadership in the Age of AI” by Marin Ivezic and Luka Ivezic.
AI has been in the news lately, and it’s not going away. My own research suggests that the use and capabilities of AI tools will continue to increase, and very rapidly.
The affect of advanced AI tools on work environments and life in general will no doubt be quite profound. In some cases entire industries could be altered in dramatic ways. None of us are old enough to recall what happened during the Industrial Revolution, but we could be on the doorstep of something similar — or even more powerful.
What is one to do about this? Should we wait and see what happens?
Forward thinking leaders will realize that something fundamental is happening in the world as a result of the new AI tools and that change, and sometimes significant change, is inevitable.
This book addresses the problem from the point of view of leadership. Company leaders should deeply consider the trajectory of their industry in light of new AI capabilities. What will happen? How can the company adapt? Three future views are presented: Organic, Utopian and Dystopian.
The book focuses on these issues in particular. There is a section providing some background on AI’s development, and how it relates to prior “revolutions”. Then the book delves into the general effects of AI on the workforce, skills requirements, economic impacts, and much more.
Many “rethinks” are presented, where leaders could consider reworking how funding, job descriptions, decision-making and other typical business functions may have to change as a result of AI technology.
A key element in the book is the theme of change. AI tools will almost certainly speed up the rate of change of everything, and therefore companies should reorient themselves around the theme of change.
If you run a business of any kind, it is critical that you think deeply about the effects of AI on operations, and adjust strategies accordingly. This book can help you do just that.
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