This Anthro Life
This Anthro Life
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How to Ensure Human Autonomy in the Age of Algorithms and AI with Brian Evergreen
1 hour 3 minutes Posted Dec 6, 2023 at 8:04 am.
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What does the concept of autonomy bring to mind for you?How has AI already begun reshaping how we work and make decisions? And do you think AI and algorithms should play a role in organizational decision-making? Why or why not? In the episode of This Anthro Life, the discussion delves into the intersection of human autonomy and the evolving landscape of AI. It emphasizes the need for diverse voices that prioritize human well-being, flourishing, and autonomy in the face of technological advancement. Brian's work, aimed at empowering leaders to prioritize people over profit and harness technology to enhance our humanity, underscores the importance of ensuring that AI serves humanity rather than subjugating it. The conversation also touches on the historical context of work, particularly during industrialization, where the focus was on efficiency over people. This highlights the need to reevaluate the role of AI in the workplace and consider how it can be harnessed to prioritize human values and autonomy. Brian's framework for autonomous transformation emphasizes the importance of envisioning the future before technologies, ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging and purpose in the face of technological advancement. It underscores the unique capabilities of humans, such as belonging, exploration, and envisioning future states, and emphasizes the complementary relationship between humans and machines. Key takeaways:The importance of envisioning what future state an organization wants to createExamples of working with companies to define their vision, challenges, and strategic approachThe role of autonomy in transformation and moving from digital to autonomous systemsHow AI is highlighting the need for a renewed focus on culture and the human experienceDifferences between leaders who view people as expendable vs. those who don'tThe time lag between deciding to use new tech and it being developed for productionHow leaders can focus on expanding revenue through new opportunitiesThe history of how work was set up during the industrial revolutionTransforming beyond viewing organizations like mechanical systems and people as cogsThe potential for technologies like AI to take work off humans' plates and elevate them to more creative rolesTimestamps:0:00:00 AI's impact on work and society with Brian Evergreen0:01:49 Chess and music experiences and their impact on leadership.0:06:29 Autonomy in workplace transformation.0:12:22 Work history and technological change.0:20:07 AI's impact on organizational culture and success.0:25:43 Balancing profit and doing good with AI.0:29:43 Profit, greed, and altruism in business.0:33:09 AI strategy and its implementation.0:43:23 Improving worker experience in a manufacturing setting.0:48:09 AI, human capabilities, and belonging in organizations.0:51:05 AI's impact on jobs and leadership.0:56:31 Leadership, technology, and decision-making.1:00:54 Autonomous transformation with Brian Evergreen. About This Anthro Life This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. Hosted by Adam Gamwell, we unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives.Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com for more captivating episodes and engaging content.Connect with Brian Evergreen