"He suggests that automated systems should require humans to participate in vital activities. An aircraft autopilot might require the pilot to manually change the plane’s course, altitude, and speed; a medical diagnostic program might run regular quizzes to teach radiologists to spot unusual cancers. And once self-driving vehicles arrive, we might require their human owners to take the wheel every now and then.Book review: ‘The Glass Cage: Automation and Us’ by Nicholas Carr - Books - The Boston Globe
Of course, this kind of automation with a human face would be more costly and timeconsuming, making it less likely that businesses will race to embrace it. More likely, we’ll have to tolerate a world of ever smarter machines, operated by ever less capable humans. Not a cheerful prospect, but we can’t say we weren’t warned."
Friday, October 03, 2014
Book review: ‘The Glass Cage: Automation and Us’ by Nicholas Carr - Books - The Boston Globe
Final paragraphs from a review of "The Glass Cage"