Humans Connect Data

Source: HBR blog, Sep 2012

Machines don’t make the essential and important connections among data and they don’t create information. Humans do. 

Humans are better at seeing the connections than any software is, though humans often need software to help. 

… when seen overall, trends and patterns can be observed via the human “intuition” that comes from that biological information processing capability of our brain. We lose opportunities when we fail to take advantage of this human capability. And we make mistakes. 

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