The AI Playbook — part 4: AI helping humans become better at what they do

Grasia Hald
Oct 4, 2017 · 4 min read

The Human + bot equation, a road to becoming better at what we do!

🤖 + 👱🏻=💜

The team of the future Human + bot

In the last episode of The AI Playbook series we introduced the Human + Bot = dream team equation. This equation stands on the premise that AI helps humans become better at what they do. It views the human as the thinker that uses AI to bolster its own capabilities to become better.

Better can mean different things: more efficient, more fair, more accurate, more agile, etc. 🙌

In this episode we will look into how AI will help professionals across different sectors to become better at what they do by enabling them to simply be able to achieve “more” and “better” results.

Two Brains think better than one! 💡

It’s an old common saying that “two minds think better than one”, but what if one of those two minds is powered by a super brain with beyond human processing capacities?

The answer is quite obvious, the results that come out of this equation have the potential to be groundbreaking. Through out the ages humans have invented new tools to help them become better at what they do. Better at growing crops, better at treating diseases, better at understanding our surroundings, better at work, etc.

The development of new tools has always been equated with progress and with the pass of the years these tools have become more and more sophisticated. In this sense AI is the ultimate assistive tool that will enable humans to push the limits of the ineffable & reshape the workplace 🚀.

Let’s look at some examples:

Human + Bot equation meets the legal field

If you’re a lawyer then having to spend long hours sorting out different paperwork is part of business as usual. This process is tedious and tiring. But, no worries because it's here exactly where AI comes and save the day by assisting this process, and helping hasten the filling in and sorting of legal paper work. There are also those who suggest that AI can play an important role reforming the access to legal services, by allowing lawyers to take in more cases by reducing their entry prices.

AI can also help you fight a parking ticket, DoNotPay has already saved drivers an estimated $4 to $5 million in the US.

Check-out this cool video in which a panel of experts discuss how AI will aid lawyers and allow for the greater access of legal services.

Human + Bot equation meets Trading

Traders are already using Machine Learning to help them do their work.

Algorithmic trading, also referred to as algo trading and black box trading, is a trading system that utilizes advanced and complex mathematical models and formulas to make high-speed decisions and transactions in the financial markets.

This a perfect example of how AI aids humans in becoming better at their job. Machine learning fits perfectly into a traders toolbox and it has the capabilities of increasing their performance metrics.

Human + Bot equation meets healthcare 👩🏻‍🔬

Healthcare is one of the fields that can be deeply influenced by the harness of AI. Doctors can use AI to help them give more accurate diagnosis to their patients and to understand diseases better.

As for the early detection of diseases, artificial intelligence may even be more effective than the methods used in traditional medicine. As demonstrated by a tool created by researchers at Harvard and the University of Vermont, which allows identifying cases of depression by analyzing the photos published on Instagram. According to them, the results were better than the average rate of diagnosis achieved by physicians.

Other more complex diseases can also be detected by means of artificial intelligence. A team from New York University designed algorithms that allow accurate and timely detection of different diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes and heart failure.

AI may be able to assist radiologist not only in their training but also by reducing the time to diagnose and increasing efficiency in their clinical workflows.

Human + Bot equation meets Agriculture

From John Deere buying an AI startup to help teach it’s tractors how to farm, to Google AI being used to build and grow a better cucumber farm where machine learning helps sort veggies so the farmer can focus on more important work.

The magic dream team of human + bot helps professionals become better at what they do and allows them to place their attention where it matters.

AI powered agriculture 🚀

Human + Bot equation meets the Creative World

New technologies, and artificial intelligence in particular, are drastically changing the nature of creative processes. Computers play very significant roles in creative processes such as music, architecture, the fine arts and science. In fact, the computer is already a canvas, a brush, a musical instrument, and so on. So tech tools are not new to the creative world.

AI has been used to help generate text, come up with colors, name new products, etc. AI and fashion can also come hand in hand with Amazon’s new project. As an assistant AI can help creatives in actually bringing their ideas to life!

So, what do you think? Isnt it exciting to be heading towards a future that AI will help us become “augmented” by allowing us to do things better, faster and more creative ways.

🤖 + 👩🏻 =💜


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Grasia Hald

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🤖 AI enthusiast & SoMe junky✌🏽 Sometimes I am a communicator, sometimes I am a Neuropsychologist. I’m always curious about disruption & bots.


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