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  • Artificial intelligence could make brands obsolete. In this view, AI means the death of brands. Your refrigerator will issue the food that it knows that you want. It sounds a lot like a nightmarish stereotype of an overcontrolling mother. “Here, honey. This is perfect for you.” or, “I’m cold. Put your coat on.”
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Quote of the Week

“To use an example from the FirstMark portfolio, comes to mind. The more meetings their AI assistant schedules, the more data they get, and the smarter their algorithm becomes. The smarter the algorithm, the better the experience. The better the experience, the more likely people are to want to schedule meetings using, the more data the company captures, and so on. This flywheel is the data network effect.” – Why AI Companies Can’t Be Lean Startups: A Conversation with Matt Turck of FirstMark Capital.


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 means 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 a few critical links with some explanation. The goal is to give you a way to surf the rapidly evolving field without drowning in information. We offer a timeless curation of the intersection of HR and the machines that serve it. We curate the emergence of Machine Led Decision Making in HR.

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John and Stacey have their annual review and wrap-up of The 2017 HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas.