EpiDose 392- Automation Blues

This week, Tony sits in and we’re talking about AI.

Take aways include:

– How technology is like hair

– The inevitability of error

– Emotions are tricky

– Programming in our biases

– Being terrible judges about what will make us happy


Topic – Do you consider automating our lives to be statistically motivated improvement or an expression of human laziness? Is there a point where using technology to “reduce human error” becomes counterproductive/dangerous? For example, the two 737 Max aircraft that crashed due to faulty sensor readings triggering unnecessary corrections to the planes flight controls. Or, self driving cars that decide to kill their passengers vs a pedestrian. Automation advances technology but are there societally negative effects (aside from the tragic decline of the manual car?)

From – Jay