Technology

Man vs. Machine

So will machines actually replace human beings in the future?

It was in 1997, when Deep Blue, IBM’s supercomputer, defeated Gary Kasparov, the reigning world chess champion of the era that people started asking…

Is a machine actually smarter than human beings?

Will machines replace humans in the future?

This wasn’t about industrial machines that could lift up heavy material or pull metal that weighed metrics of tons. This was about the machines with cognitive abilities.

Yes, it was only to play chess that it was programmed; but this only emphasized the fact that a machine can indeed be programmed to think and act like human beings.

Many are still under the impression that the disruptive nature of the machines of the modern day, poses a risk to the human race, creating problems for big business. However, this is not true.

The main objective behind Artificial Intelligence is to help humans take advantage of the knowledge and resources available and solve the problems that matter the most by working together with these machines.

It is about achieving the right balance between human beings and automation to come up with the optimal outcome.

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Get more done in less time with office automation tools

“Behind every successful business is an efficient Human Resource department”

“Investing in Automation software to operate our travel concierge business, which we run for Disney Destinations, was one of the best decisions we made. Now we have everything under control…

  • Managing our clients…
  • Sending emails…
  • Following up on payments…
  • Thank-you letters…
  • Preplanning questionnaires…
  • Sending travel insurance reminders…

…and even making monthly payments on a hundred other things.

At EasyHR, we use a battery of sophisticated software to automate all these routine tasks, tailored to match our clients’ requirements. We use it to personalize senior managers’ vacation plans; improve communication with their respective teams and focus on building their business networks. No more do they have to get involved in the mundane activities related to office administration.

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How Does Social Media Affect a Human Resources Professional?

At the local social networking site recently, a search for computer programmers was conducted online. Within a week, the site received nearly a 100 profiles of suitable candidates.

“Online social platforms such as blogs, podcasts, social networking sites, widgets,  and RSS feeds are all changing the way we work and connect to our colleagues, says a global study on Internet usage conducted by media buying agency LodeStar Universal.

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How can technology make HR more innovative?

Most people don’t associate HR with innovation. They associate HR with management, rules, policies, KRAs, increments, payroll administration etc.

However today’s “always on” workers are more connected, net-savvy, and expect their employee benefits to be delivered to them at the push of a button. This new kind of workplace demands innovation – and not just administration to create high impact HR changes at the organization level.

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