Categories: News

UK Survey Shows 1-in-4 Believe Robots Would Make Better Politicians Than Humans

Automation is an inevitability and as AI gets more sophisticated, many more jobs will soon be displaced in the coming decades even those everyone once thought to require the human touch. In a research by software firm OpenText, they have found out that maybe even politicians’ jobs are not safe. Their survey conducted among 2,000 participants in the UK revealed that 26% or over a quarter, believe that artificial intelligence would be able to make better decisions than a human politician in a government position. The survey further reveals that over 66% of those asked, believe that it will happen soon by 2037, 16% of which believe it will happen sooner within the next one or two years.

“The digital revolution will drive an increasing reliance on self-service technology, machine-to-machine communication and AI, and there is no denying that every job in every industry will be impacted,” according to Mark Bridger, Vice President of OpenText UK. “However, while some jobs will disappear and other will change significantly, the opportunity for innovation and change is limitless.”

Robots are faster decision makers than humans and handle facts much more objectively so it does not come as much of a surprise that many are much more open about entrusting artificial intelligence with the task of running the country, especially on matters that have to do with the economy. Artificial intelligence is not susceptible to lobbyists, interest groups or personal desires. There is however, a reservation from those surveyed when it comes to factoring in cultural aspects towards decision making. Of those surveyed, 35% believe that robots will not be able to do so. Although the good thing about artificial intelligence is that it learns much faster than humans so its evolution towards understanding cultural differences is not impossible.

 

Ron Perillo

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

Metal Gear Solid Cast is Reunited for a Yet Unknown Project

Despite the fact that the original Metal Gear Solid is over 20-years-old now, that hasn't…

19 hours ago

addlink Unveils its P20 Portable SSD

Are you in the market for a new storage solution? - Well, if you are,…

19 hours ago

Intel Confirms 7nm CPUs are on Track for 2023

It's hard to argue that when AMD began transitioning their CPUs to smaller node designs,…

19 hours ago

New Warzone Cheat Criticism Comes After Twitch Tournament

I think many would agree that when Call of Duty Warzone initially launched back in…

19 hours ago

Tucows Shuts Down its Once Iconic Download Website

Being a relatively early user of the internet (and by proxy regularly annoying my Dad…

19 hours ago

Teaser Suggests a Brand New DeLorean May Be Announced

There are few car designs more iconic or as easily identified than the DeLorean DMC-12.…

19 hours ago