“Innovative technology reduces human error, minimizes labor and alleviates the burden of everyday tasks so humanity has more time to explore onwards. This freedom challenges our understanding of purpose and allows us to live our lives in ways we never imagined.”
Most respondents elaborated on that response, agreeing computers have the upper hand when conducting microsecond decision-making. While we rely on humans to build algorithms, those algorithms accomplish tasks much faster and more efficiently than humans do.
“Humans have a limit to the amount of data that can be stored in their heads. Computers don’t and can make connections between much larger data sets that lead to eureka moments.”
Respondents also acknowledged that the human-built algorithms that power machine learning are only as accurate as the person who wrote the code. Respondents agreed that while computers can be trusted to make fewer mistakes, certain decisions – especially when instinct or empathy is involved such as conducting surgery or diagnosing diseases – require a human element.
“Like all technologies, to be adopted by the mass, AR must be reliable and affordable. And I don’t see that happening for at least five years.”
“Technology is only a tool; it cannot think creatively and can only solve problems in a limited situation or domain after much human work is done to get it to the point of making an informed decision.”