HRIntelligencer v2.01

On January 3, 2018, in HR Intelligencer, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
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The longer the hype goes on, the fluffier the material. For the most part, this week’s articles continue our routine of getting straight to the meat. But, we picked a couple for the emphatic way that they said nothing.

Big Picture


  • The Human Strategy: A Conversation With Alex “Sandy” Pentland. “Where does culture come from? How can we select for culture in evolution when it’s the individuals that reproduce? What you need is something that selects for the best cultures and the best groups, but also selects for the best individuals because they’re the things that transmit the genes.?” Pentland is describing the ‘truth’ quotient required to make actual AI work. It seems a long way off.


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Quote of the Week


“Human behavior is determined as much by the patterns of our culture as by rational, individual thinking. These patterns can be described mathematically, and used to make accurate predictions. We’ve taken this new science of “social physics” and expanded upon it, making it accessible and actionable by developing a predictive platform that uses big data to build a predictive, computational theory of human behavior.”  
From The Human Strategy: A Conversation With Alex “Sandy” Pentland



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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