@elixx Flash forward to 2021 and managers everywhere are handing an increasing number of decisions over to computers precisely because it means reduced accountability.

@vortex_egg @elixx no manager was ever held accountable ever they have to much cash

so who was punished for 2008 usa crysis? who was punished for cehrnobil? who was punished for bhopal?

any manager who ever was punished are the ones who did that voluntarily like fukushima manegament

@elixx this reminds me of that license that says basically "do whatever you want with this software but don't be evil" and IBM contacted the author of the software using it and asked for an exception because they couldn't quantify "evil" and didn't want to accidentally violate the license

@marie_joseph

"... can you further elucidate on the definition of the word 'be'?"

@elixx
Transcription:
A COMPUTER
CAN NEVER BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

THEREFORE A COMPUTER MUST NEVER
MAKE A MANAGEMENT DECISION

@elixx Jack Nicholson, who plays a writer in the movie, is just leaving the publisher. The young female receptionist asks Nicholson a question.
Receptionist:

“How do you write women so well?”

Nicholson:

“I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.”

@float13 @elixx
@elixx Well. When there was a train accident a few years ago in Spain, most people were shocked to find out it was still the train diver's decision when to start breaking to make the curve.

@elixx This was before actual working AI approaches...
It is easier now to succumb to the temptation of the latter statement in the picture.

@elixx As usual, some saw a warning what not to do and interpreted it as advice what to do.

@elixx
As if management was ever hold accountable for anything…

@elixx Never trust a computer that isn't within a few metres of a fire axe.
That probably applies to politicians too.

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