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Maybe We Should Leave That Up to the Computer

From the article: "Do you think your high-paid managers really know best? A Dutch sociology professor has doubts. The professor, Chris Snijders of the Eindhoven University of Technology, has been studying the routine decisions that managers make, and is convinced that computer models, by and large, can do a better job of it. He even issued a challenge late last year to any company willing to pit its humans against his algorithms."

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There really wouldn't be a competitive reason for all of the systems to communicate with each other. There will be many competing systems. There will be Japanese authored systems, Korean systems, American systems... you get the point.
And I'm not talking about languages either... I'm talking about companies who make these systems...
It is a bit late and I haven't read the whole Manna chapter but I always thought that Google vs Yahoo already shows that machines can do better than humans. Google uses AI algorithms to index the web while Yahoo initially depended on humans to edit its index. Google won in no time by returning better results to users' queries. So, there you have it, machines 1 Humans 0. Anyways, like all new technologies, robotics will not eliminate humans from the workforce but instead the type of jobs we do will be different. It has happened before and it will happen again :-)

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"There will be many competing systems, but won't communicate?"

Doubtful. They WILL communicate because there is great value in doing so. Nobody will buy a system that cannot communicate with others. The competition will be best features, performance and intra-communication will be a big one. Kinda like connecting to the Internet now....try marketing a computer that doesn't talk to anybody elses!

Marshall agrees: nothing will eliminate all humans. Marshall is simply stating that a huge percentage of humans will be replaced...not *all* of them, but almost all of them (85%-99.9%).
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