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Would You Follow a Robot Leader?

The Future of Leadership in the Age of Machines

Understand the march of big data and artificial intelligence and find out what this means for business leaders, decision makers and next-generation boardrooms.
Available to pre-order from 3rd July 2019
EAN: 9780749497538
Edition: 1
Format: 216x138
288 pages

About the book

Could you ever follow a robot leader? What about obeying a robot president?

Advancing algorithms, big data feeding artificial intelligence, precipitous machine learning and science fiction being replaced by science fact - all of these are radically affecting how we do business. The genie is out of the bottle and there's no way to stuff it back in again.

As the march of artificial intelligence continues, what could this mean for business leaders? Are they likely to be replaced by a machine in the next 30 years?

Would you Follow a Robot Leader? explores the ways in which leadership will be defined and delivered in the business of the future. It explores the morality involved in appointing and following a machine and interrogates what businesses and the Boardroom need to do to adapt. Is this a threat to the C-Suite, or an opportunity beyond anything we've conceived before?

Would you Follow a Robot Leader? introduces the concepts of Weak, General and Super AI, and looks at the way that companies can be structured around decisions made by machines. It explores the opportunities open to organizations if they embrace intelligent automation and robotic decision makers, but addresses the ethics we need to think about before it's too late. If a robot drives, hires and fires, is this the end of work as we know it, or the beginning of something more?

About the authors

Theo Priestley

Theo Priestley is a leading futurist and technology evangelist. He is recognised globally as a 'Visionary Futurist' at the World Future Society and is a frequent keynote speaker on future trends, having spoken across the UK, Europe, China, South Africa, the US and Australia. He regularly writes, and provides commentary for various publications including Forbes, WIRED, the BBC, Huff Post, Venturebeat and Giga OM. In 2017 he delivered a TED Talk on the impact of AI.

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