Alexa, Predict the Future
We’re thinking too far ahead when it comes to strategy automation—AI capabilities that would decide, in place of a strategist, what the right strategy is. This forward thinking results in missed opportunities to use AI as building blocks in developing successful strategies.
Take the analogy of Alexa – many people use it; few people use it to do more than shut off the lights. We don’t feel comfortable with the technology’s ability to understand the context in more sophisticated applications.
AI in strategy is similar: it’s hard for AI to know everything a strategist knows. Because strategic decisions require foresight of potential consequences.
Especially in today’s climate—predicting the worst possible outcome is in our DNA—which, when it comes to strategy, might just be the fundamental component that will always differentiate human and machine.
Our ability to predict the worst possible outcomes might just be the fundamental component that will always differentiate human and machine.