Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

To an economist, humanness is what happens when people aren’t super-rational calculating machines. The human side is how people actually are. Some humanness is good, and we’ll talk about how to accept or embrace the good side of humans at work. Yet the human side of work also means bias and cognitive limits, which we want to suppress or overcome.

One way of overcoming the bad side of humanness is to rely more on “machines” powered by innovative, evolving algorithms. However, while algorithms can do what humans can’t, algorithms have their own challenges: they can sometimes reinforce the bad side of humanness while losing the good side. Only humans can know how to find the right balance between humanness and the machines.

Jed Kolko

Presented by:

Jed Kolko
Chief Economist, Indeed

Jed Kolko is Chief Economist at Indeed, the world’s #1 job site, where he leads the research division, the Hiring Lab. He specializes in using large-scale proprietary and publicly available datasets to uncover insights about labor markets, the future of work, demographics, housing markets and urban trend.


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