Like it or not, robots and AIs already make a lot of decisions about our lives, and that’s only likely to increase in the future. Computer algorithms have been used for decades for credit scoring and insurance assessments among many other things.
Often this process had been shrouded in secrecy – to the point where “computer says no” is a well-understood joke. In the near future, increasingly complex algorithmic decision-making is likely to creep into every field, as machine learning and predictive modelling become more sophisticated.
Author: Bernard Marr