In The Future of Leadership in the Age of AI Marin Ivezic and Luka Ivezic, emerging technology risk researchers and practitioners, demystify the processes behind this revolution. Rather than offering another sensationalistic, panic-inducing view on AI – or its overly-optimistic alternative – authors explain the reality of AI implementation in business environments.
The age of AI brings new paradigms in economy, business, and workforce. In addition to the workers with obviously obsolete skills, the change will also affect executives and managers. But you can still thrive if you develop your distinctly human skills.
While AI and machines are undoubtedly superior in the tasks that involve data, rules, and processes, they lack the ability to go beyond a specific set of purposes. Humans are still unbeatable when it comes to creativity, vision, and collaboration. Rather than managing operations and processes, the leaders of tomorrow will need to focus on their interpersonal skills.
The transformed economy will need some new sorts of executives – motivators, innovators and social experimenters - those that have, paradoxically, developed their distinctly human skills.. Machines will run the processes. You’ll need to take care of agility and motivations of the employees.
The Future of Leadership in the Age of AI clarifies those new roles and makes the transition easier.
Prepare for new challenges. Get ready and find your place in the age of AI.
Marin Ivezic is a Partner at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoppers) specializing in risks and cybersecurity of emerging technologies. His work on some of the most difficult technology problems that world-class organizations have experienced - including ones that involve AI - has given him ample opportunity to research the transformative nature of AI.
He has worked with clients across the globe who adopted AI to eliminate thousands of jobs, increasing profits by cutting costs. And he has worked with clients who adopted AI to augment their workforce's skills and increase profits while creating additional jobs. In both groups some of companies flourished, and others failed. These experiences led him to closely study the current debate on AI's effect on business' future.
Luka Ivezic is an independent consultant and author exploring geopolitical and socioeconomic implications of emerging technologies such as AI, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT). To better observe policy discussions and societal attitudes towards early AI implementations, Luka spent last five years living between US, UK, Denmark, Singapore, Japan and Canada. This has given him a unique perspective on how emerging technologies shape different societies, and how different cultures determine technological development.