The Future of Human Decision Making with Roger Spitz

Roger Spitz reconciles strategy with philosophy, contemplates the influence of AI systems and the skills required to make decisions in the face of uncertainty.
Roger Spitz is the CEO of Techistential and Chairman of the Disruptive Futures Institute.

In this thought-provoking discussion, Roger discusses why neither humans nor AI systems are great at decision making in complex environments. But why humans should be. Roger unveils the insidious influence of AI systems on human decisions and why uncertainty is a pre-requisite for human choice, freedom, and agency. Kimberly and Roger discuss the implications of complexity, the rising cost of poor assumptions, and the dangerous allure of delegating too many decisions to AI-enabled machines. Outlining the AAA (antifragile, anticipatory, agile) model for decision-making in the face of deep uncertainty, Roger differentiates foresight from strategic planning and anticipatory agility from ‘move fast and break things.’ Last but not least, Roger argues that current educational incentives run counter to nurturing the mindset and skills needed to thrive in our increasingly complex, emergent world.

A transcript of this episode can be found here

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