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Chris Duffey

Transforming Business with Artificial Intelligence

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Superhuman Innovation by Chris Duffey is a business book that explores the intersections between human creativity and artificial intelligence. It offers insights and strategies for leveraging AI to enhance human innovation and creativity.

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    AI’s place in the world is growing, and its potential is enormous.

    Take a second to think about the role artificial intelligence plays in your daily life. Any time you ask Siri what the weather’s like, watch a YouTube video with automated captions, or send a handy email response Gmail has provided, you’re interacting with AI.

    There are so many different applications for AI, yet we’ve still only scratched the surface of its potential. AI is destined to become an even greater part of our daily lives with the internet of things, or IoT. This technology enables everyday objects to be fitted with computers that can transmit data back to the companies that created them. Picture a smart refrigerator that can keep track of food expiration dates and order new groceries for you once you run out.

    While tools like Siri or smart fridges are useful tools for the day-to-day, AI could eventually help us do so much more. Think self-driving cars that eliminate road accidents – or smart mining, which would increase safety in one of the world’s most dangerous professions. AI could even eliminate highly contagious viruses like dengue fever. In fact, Microsoft is already working on an AI-powered trap which can target and kill mosquitos carrying that particular virus.

    In all the examples we’ve discussed so far, you might’ve noticed that AI isn’t affecting our lives in ways that science fiction films of the past predicted. In other words, AI isn’t destined to result in a robot uprising. This is because AI is simply a tool that humans have created, and it requires humans to implement it. Of course, that isn’t to say that AI can’t perform certain tasks much faster and more efficiently than humans. Both artificial and human intelligence have their particular strengths and weaknesses. Keep this in mind next time you hear someone warning that AI’s capabilities will soon overtake our own. 

    So, we now have a snapshot of what AI is capable of and how it’s changing the world in general. In the next two blinks, we’ll look at the unique challenges AI and other digital technology present to the business world specifically. After that, we’ll examine the SUPER framework – the author’s model for uncovering the ways AI can assist businesses.

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    What is Superhuman Innovation about?

    Superhuman Innovation (2019) explores the impressive breadth of possibilities that artificial intelligence (AI) offers to all fields of business, from healthcare to fashion. Rather than cause a robotic takeover, it argues, human-machine collaboration will empower businesses and consumers alike to set and achieve greater goals than ever before. 

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    Superhuman Innovation (2020) by Chris Duffey offers an insightful exploration of how artificial intelligence and emerging technologies are reshaping industries and transforming our lives. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • With its in-depth analysis and real-world examples, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the latest technologies and their potential impact on society.
    • By exploring the intersection of creativity and AI, it sparks new ideas and offers practical insights for individuals and businesses in leveraging technology for innovation.
    • The book challenges common misconceptions and presents a compelling vision of a future where people and machines collaborate to achieve groundbreaking achievements.

    Best quote from Superhuman Innovation

    [L]et humans do what they do best and AI do what it does best.

    —Chris Duffey
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    Who should read Superhuman Innovation?

    • Business students looking for a rundown on the impact of AI across various industries
    • Entrepreneurs who want to incorporate AI into their future company 
    • Business owners seeking to better leverage the power of AI

    About the Author

    Chris Duffey is the strategic development manager for Adobe Creative Cloud. He is an AI, mobile, and wearable technologist whose work has been featured in over 100 media outlets around the world. Superhuman Innovation, his first book, was co-written with the help of AI. 


    © Chris Duffey, 2019. This Summary of Superhuman Innovation is published by arrangement with Kogan Page.

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