This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at elizabethgrim.com.
Algorithms, automation, and AI (artificial intelligence). What do you think of when you hear those terms? What images come to mind? How do they feel in your body? If you’re like me, you may feel equal parts excited and concerned. Excited about the possibilities for new discoveries and insights, and concerned about what this means for the future of evaluation consulting, data privacy, and human connection. I can enter the rabbit hole of fear pretty quickly when I don’t fully understand something, feeling the worry tighten my shoulders and shorten my breath.