Strategy as a subject is probably as old as human warfare i.e. as old as the human race itself.

What will (business and military) strategy become, as AI rises in prominence (between now and 2045 say)?  It’s quite likely businesses with access to Big Data and superior analytics will compete with opportunist businesses – one generating its strategy informed by data (including the power of active social networks), the other designing the future from zero (relevant) historical data, but using best-practice forecasting systems.

Strategy as a subject might diverge and explore these 2 directions. But eventually converge again, as AI reaches a point where AI strategy supersedes human strategy. My prediction is that we won’t judge the timing of that turning point, only the result.

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