Why following your gut may not be a bad idea in the age of Artificial Intelligence
Consider his in 2016, American presidential election there were two major candidates one was Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State in Obama administration, wife of former President with decades of political experience and on another side there was Donald Trump self-proclaimed billionaire real estate mogul with zero political experience. He was accused of being a fraud, racist and sexist. With the release of infamous axis tape, he was already pronounced as a lost case even before the elections by several media houses with there sophisticated data analyst team and various other political pundits. The poll showed him that he has only 8% chance of becoming the most powerful man in the world, but the final result actually shocked the world to the core. Donald Trump was declared as the 45th president of the USA. Every media outlet with there sophisticated technology was unable to comprehend the final result. How could they be so wrong?
Though to make myself clear I am not a supporter of Donald Trump or his policies but there is an important lesson to learn from the impossible victory of Donald Trump. I have heard him say many times that “he always follows the advice of his gut” even if it’s against the advice of his team of trained experts or against the established practices of how the world should work.
Now with the advent of cool terms like Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, I am not against these latest technologies I think such technologies can help us especially in important fields like medicine and healthcare and I don’t believe that robots will take over us and make us there slaves but we are constantly being told that we can’t even trust ourselves, that we are not sufficient and our decision making is completely flawed. Though it seems like marketing stunts by various Computer Geeks to sell there online ai tools and platforms and become next Big guys.
“we are constantly being told that we can’t even trust ourselves, that we are not sufficient and our decision making is completely flawed”