It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. In the near future, we will have robot bosses in workshops and factories, in charge of giving orders and supervising our work. Some experts in artificial intelligence already talk about that in 2018 the work of three million people will be supervised by androids.
”Good morning, Mr. robot.” This could be – time to time-the morning greeting of the employee, still gloomy, when he joins his job early in the morning. So brief, without going into more details, because it would not make any sense to ask your “robotized ” boss how he has slept or how the family is.
Nor will it be easy to convince this “new” boss of the reasons why one considers justified the request for a salary increase or the desirability of performing other tasks and duties within the company. The robot chief can’t go with these kinds of proposals and requests. I wouldn’t understand them, nor would I know how to find the right answer. It won’t do any good. also give him the ball or try to get sympathetic, since its mechanism of action is not activated with the heart, but with the head.
Being under the command of a robot boss offers, in return, some advantages. For example, not having to argue with him about football, politics or whether the air conditioning should be better regulated. On the other hand, the new manager or manager will never show symptoms of tiredness, nor will he arrive angry at work for having had a bad night, for having argued with his partner or simply for having caught a damn traffic jam while heading to the workplace. Stress and anxiety are not contemplated in its nature as an automaton.
Induced perhaps by their bad work experiences, a 32% of U.S. citizens he stated in a recent poll that he preferred a boss to a robot.before a human. One of the reasons given in this study by the proponents of working under the orders of mechanical leaders was precisely the impossibility of making decisions conditioned by subjectivity. “In certain manual activities-points out one of the respondents-it is preferable to listen to a robot”.
Greater objectivity and confidence are the two elements on which particular emphasis is placed when this debate is opened. It is possible that the former does not admit discussion when the boss is a machine, but it costs much more to believe that you can trust more in a robot boss, without feelings, than in a human boss, with its problems, limitations and wrong decisions, but who understands your weaknesses.
The robot does not experience mood swings, nor does it attend training or leadership courses to better perform its functions. Nor does he suffer from stress or anxiety, but he has other limitations: it is impossible to argue with him or meet after the workday to have a few beers.
Although robotics surprises us every day with incredible news, for the moment it will be difficult for the robot boss to replace the human boss. How will you diagnose a problem or find solutions to questions that are unique to the human condition itself?
A robot can drive a car, but it will hardly be able to drive a human group. And even less, without the collaboration and help of another boss of flesh and blood, even if he is somewhat dictator and inhuman.