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"In a room full of media heavyweights, CEOs, and high-tech entrepreneurs, the debate is hardly philosophical. "Will Robots overtake Humans?" and in some cases should they?
The Monaco Media Forum was the site of the showdown, and the panel was an esteemed group of thinkers and digital leaders...and with Steve Rosenbaum, a passionate advocate for human curation – both as the author of Curation Nation, and the CEO of Magnify.net.
Here I propose a new rule of robotics. That going forward Robots must identify themselves as robots – and can’t impersonate being a human being.
Automation makes things more efficient, more the same, more boring. But humans tends to make things that aren’t exactly the same. The nature of human creation is that it isn’t algorithmic, but it, in fact, will have connections and relationships that are both logical and illogical.
The human element is what makes it fun, surprising, and engaging. A robot can’t do that.
The shift that changes the equation is the sheer volume of content flooding the web. Digital overload is swamping the current recommendation engines, making the sharp knife of human editorial a better filter than the blunt instrument of algorithmic recommendation.
For the future – the question of where humans and robots share joint custody of the future remains unclear. But until then, having robots not impersonate people seems like a reasonable place to draw the line..."
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