This article addresses technology in FP&A. In his book "THE INNOVATORS" Walter Isaacson describes two ways of utilizing technology. One way is artificial intelligence, machines thinking on their own. Another way is augmented intelligence, people using machines to help organize information.
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In recent posts we’ve seen how tiny changes in the way we present numbers can have a huge impact on how well the information is understood. In this post, we look instead at how those little things can affect how your integrity or your ethics might be perceived.
The gold rush is a defining part of Silicon Valley. The gold of today is data, and many solutions are rushed to the world market from a small radius around Princeton University. On the other side of the Bay lies the University of California, Berkeley, a place of the Liberal Arts in contrast to the technology-driven Princeton.
In his book THINKING, FAST AND SLOW Daniel Kahneman describes two schools of psychology within the study of decision making. Clinical psychologists advocate the use of methods like heuristics (rules of thumb) and intuition for making decisions. Statistical psychologists, on the other hand, advocate the use of methods like simple algorithms or formulas for making decisions.