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Human8 empowers employees to collaborate with generative AI

Human8 (previously known as InSites Consulting), the new human-driven consultancy, announced the launch of an employee AI prompt school supported by the introduction of a proprietary Square AI research assistant. Led by chief platform officer, Annelies Verhaeghe, the global agency is embracing the AI revolution to 'supercharge' humans.
Human8 empowers employees to collaborate with generative AI

“Just like with the internet and social media revolution, as an agency we’ve always embraced tech and innovation, investing in discovery to accelerate success. However, to safely and creatively experiment with AI, we first needed to overcome the data privacy obstacle,” says Verhaeghe.

OpenAI systems are designed to continually collect data to learn and improve, which obviously raises concerns about data ownership and the impact on confidential research data and PI information. Therefore, earlier this year, the global agency developed a proprietary AI research assistant, using the ChatGPT algorithm to conduct a series of experiments with real research data, putting generative AI to the test.

AI needs human data

“With our proprietary AI tech at hand, we defined a series of A/B experiments to gain a better understanding of the potential and implications of generative AI systems for our business and the industry at large. Our experiments were designed to explore well-known challenges related to AI data quality, data sampling and even data hallucination,” says Verhaeghe.

Generative AI systems are only as smart as the data on which they are trained, typically relying on ‘older’ data. Human8 reports that their experiments demonstrate that applying generative AI as an analysis tool to thick data collected through primary research leads to significantly more actionable research results, compared to relying solely on open-source AI technologies.

Human8 empowers employees to collaborate with generative AI

AI needs human eyes

Verhaeghe also issues a word of caution: “AI in the hands of a person who doesn’t know how to use it, is not truly artificial intelligence but rather artificial stupidity. Effectively using AI requires mastering the art of asking the right questions, fully understanding clients’ needs and context, and prompting the system appropriately. This is where trained humans come into play.”

To address this, Human8 has launched an AI prompt school for its consultants, enabling the global workforce to successfully collaborate with artificial intelligence while ensuring data quality and diverse insights for companies to gain a competitive advantage. By engaging the right people in more versatile ways, we can gather diverse deep data. And when this is combined with consultants who thoroughly understand the clients’ business and know how to prompt AI systems effectively, fresh and actionable insights are generated. Just as humans need machines, machines also need humans.”

Want to learn more on Human8’s AI research-on-research journey?

Tune in for their upcoming virtual event on Wednesday, 2 August 2023:

11 Jul 2023 10:57