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Babic B., Chen D. L., Evgeniou T., Fayard A. (2020). A Better Way to Onboard AI Harvard Business Review, 98(4), pp. 56-65.
In a 2018 Workforce Institute survey of 3,000 managers across eight industrialized nations, the majority of respondents described artificial intelligence as a valuable productivity tool. But respondents to that survey also expressed fears that AI would take their jobs. They are not alone. The Guardian recently reported that in the UK “more than 6 million workers fear being replaced by machines.” AI’s advantages can be cast in a dark light: Why would humans be needed when machines can do a better job?To allay such fears, employers must set AI up to succeed rather than to fail. The authors draw on their own and others’ research and consulting on AI and information systems implementation, along with organizational studies of innovation and work practices, to present a four-phase approach to implementing AI. It allows organizations to cultivate people’s trust—a key condition for adoption—and to work toward a distributed cognitive system in which humans and artificial intelligence both continually improve.