The Best of Both Worlds

As Albert Einstein once remarked, “Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.”

I read an interesting article about how the world of chess has changed after Deep Blue defeated World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov in 1997.

But what’s interesting is not so much the parity; it’s that humans and machines play chess so differently yet still come up even.

Instead of pushing humans out of the game and turning it into a battle of machines, chess is evolving into a man-machine collaboration.

Business itself has changed in much the same way. Instead of man vs. machine as often seen during the Industrial Revolution, in competitive industries we now see now man/machine vs. man/machine.

Let’s just hope the best of both worlds doesn’t become “The Best of Both Worlds.”