How to map human and machine roles

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Once you've figured out the problem you want to solve and that AI is the right way to go, the next step is to figure out how to apply AI. It's important to understand whether AI should replace what a human does (which can reduce time spent on monotonous tasks and free people up) or whether AI should enhance what a person does by making it easier to do a task, making task completion more powerful or add to the skills of the individual.

This decision is important to get right. The wrong decision will mean the AI system doesn't match what people want it to do.

When to use machines

People like to see a task when fully automated when a machine can do things easily that people find hard. Machines can search across entire databases of photos and, increasingly, text for example. People like machines to do things that make humans more efficient, reduce tedium or keep them safe. Increasingly, there are things that machines can do to enable new experiences for people.

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