We are at the heart of an unprecedented technological, economic and social revolution. With the explosion of digital, artificial intelligence is already everywhere in the products and services we buy or sell.
How are we going to live in tomorrow’s business with artificial intelligence? What skills do we need to develop to better manage the machine interface and ensure our employability? Let’s take a closer look at the evocative power of Ada’s little-known story.
Who knows that Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer in history, the pioneer of algorithms? Indeed, few people know that at the beginning of the nineteenth century in England of the Industrial Revolution, Augusta King, Countess of Lovelace, Lord Byron poet’s daughter realized the 1st algorithm for a machine considered the ancestor of the computer. Ada Lovelace’s notes served as a basis for Alan Turing’s work on calculators. The Ada programming language comes from the name of this young genius of mathematics who even anticipated the development of neuroscience.
Ada’s writings tell us that her mathematical genius has doubled throughout her short life of extraordinary imagination and creativity. She had “a singular combination of qualities”: extraordinary thinking skills, intuitive perception, concentration skills and attention to her incredible feelings and sensations, “an ability to connect diverse and foreign ideas and sources to his subject “.
This “enchantress of numbers”, which had perceived poetry in its computer programs, sheds light on the world today. It makes us think about the importance of soft skills in the professional world.
Indeed, how to be in full awareness and stay “focus” while we are bombarded with data and solicitations all day?
How to stay open, make connections between disciplines, and stay human when robots invade little by little our daily lives?
How to keep a poet’s soul when it comes to going faster, stronger, further away?
All these questions bring us back to the soft skills, the soft skills that are essential for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders. Indeed, at the time of artificial intelligence, its immense potentialities but also its threats, developing a poetic intelligence is a matter of survival.
Developing your poetic skills means seeing the beauty of things, connecting with nature, reconnecting with others and with oneself, knowing how to make sense, listening to your senses, finding metaphors, speaking in pictures, is also to gather a thought, to synthesize, to write or to make of one’s hand, to be a little artist, to do what the artificial intelligence will still take a lot of time to do for us.