A computer program recently taught itself how to play chess. And after four hours- it was so good that it beat the hitherto best chess computer by 28 wins against 0 defeats. Our robot overlords are here, and we humans have nothing to contribute. Only that’s dead wrong- at least for the foreseeable future. Yes, chess computers beat humans, but in freestyle chess tournaments, where you can construct your team in any way you wish, humans with computers beat computers. Players in such “centaur teams”- they don’t have to strain their memory or work hard to avoid simple mistakes because the computer helps them to avoid that. Instead they can focus on their unique human contribution, overall strategy and improvisation. And if computers can turn us into better chess players, perhaps they can also turn us into better doctors, journalists and teachers. They can handle the data, so that we can focus on creativity and face-to-face encounters. It’s not that computers take jobs from workers; it’s that workers with computers take jobs from workers without computers. Since 1980, occupations with an above-average use of computers have expanded almost one percent faster than others. Yes, our robot overlords are impressive. And if you can’t beat them, join them.