In the chapter on Our Freestyle Future we see the lessons about the Freestyle approach of working or playing with intelligent machines. This is an excerpt from the author from page 93:
(1) Human-computer teams are the best teams.
(2) The person working the smart machine doesn’t have to be an expert in the task at hand.
(3) Below some critical level of skill, adding a man to the machine will make the team less effective than the machine working alone.
(4) Knowing one’s limits is more important than it used to be.
There is quite a bit of difference between Freestyle chess and regular chess and the author spends several pages explaining the difference in the requirements of these games. When he showed what was required of Freestyle chess and how it related to the work environment of today I was intrigued. The above lessons will be needed in moving our work force forward in the 21st century. And for me personally, number 4 really hit the mark!!!
- Currently Reading: Average Is Over By Tyler Cowen (consilientinterest.com)
- Average is Over could use more focus on the Zero Marginal Cost Economics of software (praxtime.wordpress.com)
- Are Computers Making Society More Unequal? (parislemon.com)
- Why the future will be unfair (newstatesman.com)
- Thinking for the Future – by David Brooks (pressrel.wordpress.com)