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I wasn’t born a teacher. The knowledge and skills came slowly. If I
can conduct a reasonably good session on a topic, there is years of
learning, experience and practice behind it. I am sure the same applies
to you as well- when we begin our professional lives, greatness or expertise is
still some distance away.

Today’s article focusses on de-skilling
technological automation, which is robbing us of our attention and
skills. When we excessively rely on technology, we become mere
operators for intelligent automation. This can lead to pilots making
fatal mistakes; doctors making only-data based diagnoses; and
designers relying on narrow computed perspectives. The author calls
for more human-centred automation in which the talents of people take
precedence and in which systems and humans interact continuously to
keep people attentive, involved, and engaged. Here, as the author puts
it – technology becomes the expert’s partner and not the expert’s
replacement.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/automation-makes-us-dumb-1416589342

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