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By William Carmichael

At first glance, artificial Intelligence (AI) may appear an odd topic to review for an HR publication. Afterall, what exactly does AI have to do with HR? Surprisingly, more than you might think and for the HR practitioner, the requirement to understand and embrace this technology has never been more pressing. In this first of three reviews on AI, I will provide a quick summary of a recent best seller and how each can benefit the HR practitioner from three distinct vantage points; AI as a change agent, AI as the next paradigm shift, and AI as a leadership strategy.

From a change agent perspective, The AI-Powered Enterprise: Harness the Power of Ontologies to Make Your Business Smarter, Faster, and More Profitable by Seth Earley does an excellent job of defining AI as a transformational inevitability for both business and industry. The author does an excellent job of explaining how the organizational dynamics of AI directly impact that organization’s global success. And by the way, HR is smack dab in the middle of it all.

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