When we move up to the next level in management, we'll be able to use computer data to help us do a better job.
HBR Blogs: Algorithms won't replace managers but will change everything about what they do, 2013-Dec-20 by Walter Frick
Walt Frick: What skills keep that human from being replaced?
Tyler Cowen: People who can judge that there’s more to the matter than the software can grab; people who can judge the fact that there’s a need for a different kind of software for the problem; people who know when to leave the software alone and get out of its way.
Those are difficult to acquire and often quite intangible skills, but I think they’re increasingly valuable. You can think of other professional areas, like law or medicine, where you let the software do a lot of the work but you can’t uncritically defer to it. Software is bad at common sense in a lot of ways and it misses a lot of context. It’s people who can provide context.