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Top 10 Human-Centered Change & Innovation Articles of March 2023

Top 10 Human-Centered Change & Innovation Articles of March 2023Drum roll please…

At the beginning of each month, we will profile the ten articles from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Human-Centered Change & Innovation. Did your favorite make the cut?

But enough delay, here are March’s ten most popular innovation posts:

  1. Taking Care of Yourself is Not Impossible — by Mike Shipulski
  2. Rise of the Prompt Engineer — by Art Inteligencia
  3. A Guide to Effective Brainstorming — by Diana Porumboiu
  4. What Disruptive Innovation Really Is — by Geoffrey A. Moore
  5. The 6 Building Blocks of Great Teams — by David Burkus
  6. Take Charge of Your Mind to Reclaim Your Potential — by Janet Sernack
  7. Ten Reasons You Must Deliver Amazing Customer Experiences — by Shep Hyken
  8. Deciding You Have Enough Opens Up New Frontiers — by Mike Shipulski
  9. The AI Apocalypse is Here – 3 Reasons You Should Celebrate! — by Robyn Bolton
  10. Artificial Intelligence is Forcing Us to Answer Some Very Human Questions — by Greg Satell

BONUS – Here are five more strong articles published in February that continue to resonate with people:

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Just Walk Out Groceries — by Amazon

Just Walk Out Groceries -- by Amazon

Amazon Go is going big – grocery store big. Today it was revealed that Amazon has opened up a new Amazon Go that is four times (4x) bigger than previous Amazon Go stores. What’s new?

Well, this new Amazon Go store has produce, packaged meats, an expanded frozen food section, sundries like paper towels, and more!

This is a big step forward for Amazon and will be stretching its technology to the breaking point as Amazon looks not only to explore what’s possible, but to prove its technology to the point where its collection of technology could become another revenue pillar that it can build by licensing its technology to other convenience store and grocery store chains.

The Amazon Go approach, should it expand, also puts even more of the 3 million grocery store jobs in the United States at risk. This 3 million jobs number is already declining because of self checkout and Walmart’s robotic inventory systems, among other pressures.

Is the Amazon Go approach a good thing?

Do we really all want to live in a world where packages show up at the door or food can be obtained in a grocery store without talking to anyone?

Americans are becoming increasingly lonely and isolated. I could include dozens of supporting links to back this up, but here is a good one:

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/lonely-you-re-not-alone-america-s-young-people-are-ncna945446

The grocery store has become one of the last remaining places where someone will actually speak to you, but self checkout and technologies like Amazon Go look to stamp out this human interaction too!

But even though there are still humans in the grocery store, the level of human interaction seems to be fading there too as younger, non-unionized workers replace older unionized workers in grocery stores. Has this been your experience?

What’s next the barbershop and the hairdresser?

And can our society survive any more isolation?


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The Impact of Technology on Futures Research

The Impact of Technology on Futures Research

GUEST POST from Art Inteligencia

Technology has been a game changer in the world of futures research. In the past, futurists had to rely on slow and manual processes to analyze data and make predictions. But with the advent of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), the process has become much more efficient and accurate. In this article, we’ll explore the impact of technology on futures research and provide two case studies to illustrate the point.

Case Study 1 – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

The first example of technology’s impact on futures research is the use of AI and ML. These technologies allow researchers to analyze large amounts of data quickly and accurately. AI and ML can identify patterns and trends that may have been difficult to spot in the past. This makes it easier for futurists to make predictions about the future. For instance, AI and ML can be used to analyze stock market data and predict market movements. This can be invaluable to investors and traders who want to make informed decisions about their investments.

Case Study 2 – Big Data

The second case study involves the use of big data. Big data is a term used to refer to extremely large datasets that are difficult to process using traditional methods. Big data can be used by futurists to gain insights into a wide variety of topics, such as consumer behavior, economic trends, and the impact of technological developments. For example, by analyzing big data, futurists can make predictions about how emerging technologies may shape the future.

Conclusion

As these two examples illustrate, technology has had a profound impact on the field of futures research. By leveraging AI and ML, big data, and other advanced technologies, futurists can now make more accurate predictions about the future. This can be invaluable to businesses and investors who want to make informed decisions about their investments. In short, technology has revolutionized the field of futures research and is only going to become more important as new technologies continue to emerge.

Bottom line: Futurists are not fortune tellers. They use a formal approach to achieve their outcomes, but a methodology and tools like those in FutureHacking™ can empower anyone to be their own futurist.

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Design Thinking in the Age of AI and Machine Learning

Design Thinking in the Age of AI and Machine Learning

GUEST POST from Chateau G Pato

The world is rapidly changing, and with the emergence of new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to stay ahead of the curve. Design thinking has become a powerful tool for businesses to stay competitive by helping them to better understand customer needs and develop innovative solutions. In the age of AI and machine learning, design thinking can be used to create better experiences, drive innovation, and improve the quality of products and services.

Design thinking is an approach that focuses on understanding user needs, designing solutions that meet those needs, and testing those solutions to ensure they are successful. By taking a human-centered approach to problem solving, design thinking helps businesses to develop products and services that are tailored to customer needs. It also provides a structure for understanding customer feedback and making iterative improvements.

In the age of AI and machine learning, design thinking is more important than ever for businesses to stay competitive. AI and machine learning technologies are transforming the way businesses operate and creating new opportunities for innovation. Design thinking can help businesses to identify the customer needs that AI and machine learning can address, develop solutions to meet those needs, and create customer experiences that are tailored to the changing landscape.

One example of design thinking in the age of AI and machine learning is the development of predictive customer service. Predictive customer service uses AI and machine learning technologies to anticipate customer needs and provide personalized experiences. Companies like Amazon and Google are using AI and machine learning to provide personalized recommendations and customer support. By understanding customer needs and leveraging the power of AI and machine learning, these companies are able to provide better experiences and improve customer satisfaction.

Another example of design thinking in the age of AI and machine learning is the development of intelligent products and services. Companies are using AI and machine learning technologies to create products and services that can anticipate customer needs and provide tailored experiences. For example, Amazon is using AI and machine learning to develop Alexa, a virtual assistant that is able to understand customer requests and provide personalized responses. By leveraging the power of AI and machine learning, companies are able to create products and services that are more intuitive and provide better customer experiences.

Design thinking is an important tool for businesses to stay competitive in the age of AI and machine learning. By understanding customer needs and leveraging the power of AI and machine learning, businesses can create better customer experiences and drive innovation. Design thinking provides a framework for understanding customer needs and developing solutions that will meet those needs. By using design thinking, businesses can create products and services that are tailored to the changing landscape and stay ahead of the competition.

SPECIAL BONUS: Braden Kelley’s Problem Finding Canvas can be a super useful starting point for doing design thinking or human-centered design.

“The Problem Finding Canvas should help you investigate a handful of areas to explore, choose the one most important to you, extract all of the potential challenges and opportunities and choose one to prioritize.”

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Examining the Impact of Machine Learning on the Future of Work

Examining the Impact of Machine Learning on the Future of Work

GUEST POST from Chateau G Pato

As technology continues to evolve, it is becoming increasingly clear that the future of human labor is changing. Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that is revolutionizing the way businesses operate and the opportunities that are available for workers. In this article, we will explore how machine learning is impacting the future of work and how organizations can best prepare for this shift.

One of the primary ways that machine learning is impacting the future of work is by automating certain tasks. Machine learning algorithms are able to analyze large datasets and identify patterns and trends that can be used to automate certain processes. This automation can help organizations become more efficient, as tasks that would traditionally take a long time to complete can be accomplished quickly and accurately with the help of machine learning. In addition, automation can also lead to cost savings, as human labor is no longer required to complete certain tasks.

Another way that machine learning is impacting the future of work is by providing new opportunities for skilled workers. Certain jobs that would traditionally require manual labor can now be performed by machines, freeing up workers to focus on tasks that require more creativity and problem-solving skills. This shift can help organizations become more competitive, as they are able to tap into the skills of workers that may not have been available in the past.

Finally, machine learning is also impacting the future of work by creating new employment opportunities. In addition to automating certain tasks, machine learning algorithms can also be used to create new products and services. Companies are now able to use machine learning algorithms to create new applications and services that can be used to improve customer experience or to provide new solutions to existing problems. This can open up new job opportunities for workers who are able to use their skills in areas such as data science, software development, and machine learning.

Overall, it is clear that machine learning is having a profound impact on the future of work. Organizations need to understand how this technology can be used to automate certain processes and create new opportunities for their employees. By leveraging the power of machine learning, organizations can become more efficient, cost-effective, and competitive in the ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace.

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