Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Colt .45 Solves Any Problem with Pushy AI Robots - Science

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Oh, joy.  Meet your robuddy.

When people work together on a project, they often come to think they’ve figured out the problems in their own respective spheres. If trouble persists, it’s somebody else—engineering, say, or the marketing department—who is screwing up. That “local focus” means finding the best way forward for the overall project is often a struggle. But what if adding artificial intelligence to the conversation, in the form of a computer program called a bot, could actually make people in groups more productive?

Scientific American:  Pushy AI Bots Nudge Humans to Change Behavior

If you have ever been in a corporate environment for more than 2.5 seconds, you know the word productive gets Colt .45 weapons in the vicinity to cock themselves automatically.  There's going to a gunfight from throwing that at people pulling sixty hours per week to get it done.

The rest of the article is there for the interested student but we know what the Rockhouse will do with Robuddies ... the same thing we do with Interloper Cats:  break out the Super Soaker.

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