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People aren’t rational. Get used to it (or not, depending on your own confirmation bias.)

by Tom Austin  |  March 12, 2017  |  Submit a Comment

Cool article, well written http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds 

A rational discussion of how irrational people really are — in many cases, on all sides of the political divides. Which is one reason why I say we don’t want “AI” to emulate how people think (but don’t worry, there’s no chance that AI becomes either intelligent or rational — that’s yet another fictional myth.)

AI is really “Amazing Innovations” that do what we thought technology could not — and then we get used to the “AI” and boredom sets in until a new Amazing Innovation comes along…

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Tom Austin
VP & Gartner Fellow
20 years at Gartner
41 years IT industry

Tom Austin, VP, has been a Gartner Fellow since 1997. He drives Gartner's research content incubator (the Maverick Program) and is leading a new research community creating research on the emerging era of smart machines. Read Full Bio




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