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

Designed with strong technical expertise and high intelligence, it’s not so far-fetched that the robots of the future could outperform human managers Archetypal bad boss David Brent with employee Gareth Keenan in The Office. Would a robot be better? Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBC 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? Most people think of leadership as an occupation or a person who is formally in charge…


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