Sophia, Will You Marry Me?

Here is basically what we know; We are not talking about Sophia Loren, who married the famous director Carlo Ponti and celebrated her 80th birthday recently with charismatic actor Cary Grant, whose love rumors made the headlines at the time… Naturalized by Saudi Arabia on 24 November 2017, developed by Hanson Robotics after years of hard work, We are talking about the first humanoid robot Sophia.

According to the research published in the Business World Forum in Davos in 2016; When the competencies sought in leaders and employees in the world were listed, “complex problem solving capacity” came first and “creativity” came 10th. The prediction of the same report for 2020 stands before us in a striking way; As expected, critical problem solving ability is again in the first place, while creativity rises to 3rd place and we come across the 6th place with the main striking point: Emotional Intelligence!

In recent years when we are talking about Industry 4.0, digital transformation, AI – Artificial Intelligence, EQ, which was brought to the agenda by Coleman and Richard Boyatzis in 1995, seems to have returned again, this time permanently, after 22 years.

Published in 2016 by the famous robot company Boston Dynamics, which was bought by Google with great hopes in 2013 and sold to the Japanese in June 2017, the company employee hit the box with an ice hockey stick and the robot called Atlas, which he was trying to lift, repeatedly dropped it and forced the robot by dragging the box on the ground. , and even the video of him hitting the ground with a stick from his back, disturbed Google in terms of the social perception it could cause, and it was the end of the Google-Boston Dynamics marriage.

What we really need to pay attention to here is our “Emotion” area that separates us from many species as human beings, and one of our most important capacities in this area is the ability to empathize. real. As humanity, we will encounter drones, humanoid robots and different forms of robots in many areas, including air transportation, in the years 2040-2050.

As people; We will encounter situations where we will have difficulty in establishing non-emotional communications, and sometimes we will be confused by machines that physically resemble the original, that is, us.

In such cases, we need to differentiate ourselves and the effect of the human or “human-looking machine” on us, to better perceive and differentiate our own emotions and the emotions of those around us.

Forbes’ research this year shows that in the next three years, 50% of the workforce will be Millennials. This research assures that this wave, known as the generation demanding coaching support, will continue the momentum and growth of the coaching profession, whose demands from the business world and the fastest rising in the last five years in the medium term we mentioned above, will continue in the coming years. But the crucial question here is: Does anyone who identifies as a coach really have these competencies? Has he/she passed an international education in this field? And perhaps most importantly; What kind of activities does he/she demonstrate to improve himself/herself? Does it have an accreditation in international standards and can it document it?

I wish for all of us to have a life in which we grow and develop not only mentally but holistically.

With Respect and Gratitude,

Sami Bugay

Master Certified Coach MCC – International Coach Federation

NCC – Certified Ontological Coach