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June 11, 2006

Yet Another Kind of Sourcing

Arnold Brown, in an article in the July-August 2006 issue of The Futurist, uses the term "othersourcing" to refer to "the increasing ability to have work done not only off-site and by other entities . . . but by nonhumans," particularly robots. He provides various examples of ways in which software, robots, and other machines are being used to perform tasks that were once thought to require creativity and therefore to be the exclusive province of humans.

Posted by Robert at June 11, 2006 3:24 PM
category: Design & Engineering | Work


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