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Why a robot could be the best boss you’ve ever had

By Erik Korsvik Østergaard, 28. November 2020

Would you like to work for a robot? Although the automation of skilled jobs is a reality, your boss is probably (still) a human. Even though the most optimistic artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiast would struggle to persuade us that the technology to create non-human leaders is upon us just yet, robots could be managing people in the decades to come. So would a robot leader be much worse than your current boss?

A well-researched study shows, that the key ingredients of leadership can be automated. “Unlike human leaders, a well-programmed robot would be selflessly focused on advancing the interest of its team”. That is why automated leadership might outperform human managers in the future.

On the positive side, that might remove a lot of bias and help us see blind spots.

On the negative side, that might remove the human touch and the serendipity of positive friction.

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