Artificial intelligence and the future of practical wisdom in business management

Stewart Clegg, Marco Berti, Ace Volkmann Simpson, Miguel Pina e Cunha

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As dozens of countries propose new Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategies and regulations and as industry develops new AI principles and best practices, we reflect on the implications of the growth of AI for the managerial excise of practical wisdom or phronesis. We explore specifically the importance of supplementing and challenging AI with the practical wisdom of organic human intelligence. To this end, we discuss examples of the many contradictions that lay at the interface of AI and human intelligence before reflecting on how managers and leaders might cultivate phronesis to address these tensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of practical wisdom in business and management
EditorsBarry Schwartz, Caleb Bernacchio, César González-Cantón, Angus Robson
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-00140-7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Handbooks in Business Ethics
ISSN (Print)2213-106X
ISSN (Electronic)2213-1078


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