Why humans must accept that robots make better decisions

Every day it’s the same. One by one, workers at PwC’s head office in London trickle through the revolving doors as they prepare for another day at work.

But something is different about today. Curiosity replaces the thousand-yard stare on the faces of many on the way to work this morning, as they peer into a part of the building redesigned for the future.

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  • Jaedo Drax

    Lets try it out with government first, say with the ministry of health…

    http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/ministry/orgchart.pdf

    Robots and AI are great, as long as they are working within their limits (the Known Knowns), and utterly terrible when you get outside of that.

    • Alain

      Your last sentence applies equally to all bureaucrats. Neither robots/AI or bureaucrats are capable of making a decision requiring a judgement call. Of course that is why government social programs always fail.

      • Jaedo Drax

        Well, the difference is a bureaucracy exists to perpetuate itself, and is designed to insure that no decisions can be made if someone is responsible for them. The AIs have no such concern, because they cannot take responsibility.

        • Alain

          Yes, that is true. Still I wager that someone higher up will claim they need more robots and more funding for their department.