This pattern is true not only in chess, but throughout the economy. In medicine, law, finance, retailing, manufacturing and even scientific discovery, the key to winning the race is not to race against machines, but to win using machines. While computers win at routine processing, repetitive arithmetic and error-free consistency and are quickly getting better at complex communication and pattern matching, computers have three failings. Computers lack intuition and creativity, they can be painfully fragile in uncertain or unpredictable environments, and they are lost when asked to work even a little outside a predefined domain. (See “Skills That Will Remain in Demand.”) Fortunately, humans are strongest exactly where computers are weak, creating a potentially beautiful partnership.