The Executive's How-To Guide to Automation

Mastering AI and Algorithm-Driven Business

  • George E.┬áDanner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Our Automated Future

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  3. (Digital) Nuts and Bolts

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      Pages 33-33
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  4. Institutionalizing Automation

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-165

About this book


From driverless cars to pilotless planes, many functions that have previously required human labor can now be performed using artificial intelligence. For businesses, this use of AI results in reduced labor costs and, even more important, creating a competitive advantage.  How does one look at any organization and begin the work of automating it in sensible ways?

This book provides the blueprint for automating critical business functions of all kinds.  It outlines the skills and technologies that must be brought to bear on replicating human-like thinking and judgment in the form of algorithms. Many believe that algorithm design is the exclusive purview of computer scientists and experienced programmers.  This book aims to dispel that notion. An algorithm is merely a set of rules, and anyone with the ability to envision how different components of a business can interact with other components already has the ability to work in algorithms.

Though many fear that the use of automation in business means human labor will no longer be needed, the author argues that organizations will re-purpose humans into different roles under the banner of automation, not simply get rid of them. He also identifies parts of business that are best targeted for automation.

This book will arm business people with the tools needed to automate companies, making them perform better, move faster, operate cheaper, and provide great lasting value to investors.


business intelligence data intelligence big data machine learning artificial intelligence automated systems AI organizational design algorithm design

Authors and affiliations

  • George E.┬áDanner
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  1. 1.Business Laboratory LLCThe WoodlandsUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99788-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99789-6
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