Saturday, July 18, 2015

Man vs. Machine: Not without people – research – technology … – Wirtschaftswoche

Strategic decisions, however, are often vague and complex. “That’s right-or-wrong” responses are not always possible. Therefore they are also subject to human decision-making power.

No one will let them decide a robot which new markets are opened up or which company is to be acquired , Or think to curb the attempts to diseases and epidemics using artificial intelligence: Although data analysis can help predict where it comes to the next Ebola outbreak. The specific consequences, however, are in our decision-making power and responsibility.

Should we worry that operational decisions will in future be made only by automated systems are so?

Let us not forget: We are the ones who are in control. We can decide which decisions are made and by whom. Machines can only do what we tell you.

What assistance systems have been around and when robots control completely take over

  • 2013

    • Lane Change Assist
    • Lane Departure
    • ParkAssist (semi-automatic)

  • 2013-2014

    Emergency Brake and pedestrian detection

  • 2015

    • Parking via smartphone app
    • Site Wizard
    • Notausweichassistent

  • 2016
  • 2017

    • Automatic Notausweichassistent
    • Intersection Assistant

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  • 2020 – 2025

    • highway driver (fully automatic)
    • Automatic driving around town
    • Fully automated parking

  • After 2025,

    High-Automated Driving (door-to door)

Artificial stupidity

In fact, I’m less worried about artificial intelligence than artificial stupidity. People leave decisions too often machine, although we should know better.

We all have heard of motorists who blindly trust their navigation and control on a lake in the middle or on the roadbed land. People act and decide, so we calculate the error with a. Sits a machine on the lever, we expect perfection.

That is for example visible in the discussions that happen in the wake of serious accidents related to artificial intelligence. Who is to blame? Robots or self-propelled cars are just but just as intelligent as the person who they programmed (or the person with whom they interact)

But:. If human and artificial intelligence work together are this combined astonishingly powerful. We humans need to understand and use machines as a tool. We are the masters of our technology, not its servant.

creativity and innovation

There is also an area where people are superior to artificial intelligence: creativity. We are able to take exceptional decisions that surprise others.

We are also able to make seemingly bad choices because they appear correctly in the situation. Incidentally, the “courage to dissent” also exactly what makes us unique. Or as already the marketing genius Paul Arden said: “If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.” If you always make the right decision, the safe , meet the most people, you like everyone else.


Creativity requires us to take risks. This also means to engage in decisions that seem wrong. And now just try to program a computer with this capability!

Artificial Intelligence is an exciting and promising subject. But it is compared to the human ability is limited to qualified to deal with vague, difficult and complex decisions.

Will our jobs in the future by robots and replaces artificial decision-making? Hardly likely. Rather, our work will be more interesting, more efficiently and creatively. And not, although we work side by side with artificial intelligence – but precisely because of



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