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Big Picture

  • You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain. Meditation and exercise can reshape your brain. Expect neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to remake itself) to feature prominently in new wellness initiatives.
  • When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? A white paper based on a survey of machine learning experts. It’s a treasure trove of repeatable forecasts for presentations and business cases.
  • Think Driverless Cars are right around the corner? Not so fast sez the Economist. “It could take a decade or two before they can transport people anywhere, at any time, in any condition—and do so more reliably and safely than human drivers.”

HR’s View


  • The Complete Beginners Guide to Chatbots. You will need to figure out what problem you are going to solve with your bot, choose which platform your bot will live on (Facebook, Slack, etc), set up a server to run your bot from, and choose which service you will use to build your bot.
  • Brilliant is an $8/month subscription service that helps you learn advanced math in microbits that are driven by a quiz. Topics range from simple math or computer logic to the fundamentals of computer science. It’s a fun path to numeracy.

Quote of the Week

“There is nothing we get from Google’s [HR] lessons,” he said. “Google doesn’t make money because of its HR practices – it makes money because it has a virtual monopoly on the top talent in the search engine arena. Whichever tech company is ascendant, we think it has great HR.” – Alec Levenson, senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business



Curate means a variety of things: from the work of vicar entrusted with the care of souls to that of an exhibit designer responsible for clarity and meaning. At the core, it seems to mean something about the importance of empathy in organization. HRIntelligencer is an update on the comings and goings in the Human Resource experiment with Artificial Intelligence, Digital Employees, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Big Data and all of that stuff. We present 8 to 10 links with some explanation. The goal is to give you a way to surf the rapidly evolving field without drowning in information.

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