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We cross now live to Oracle. Mr Ellison, any thoughts? 'Autonomous self-driving computers eliminate human labor, eliminate human error'

Mike 137 Silver badge

"Autonomous self-driving computer systems eliminate [...] human error..."

Even an "autonomous vehicle" has to be told where you want to go. It can't decide that for itself. The same applies to "autonomous self-driving computer systems" - they can't decide your business strategy, or even your business tactics for you.

In my experience as a business risk consultant, the majority of human error stems from bad judgement at these strategic and tactical levels, so the "autonomous ... etc" computer system won't actually help at all. But it will probably sell like hot cakes to those whose lack of attention and vision causes them to make the strategic and tactical mistakes, because they'll be conned into thinking the machine will save them the hassle (see the growing number of tesla autopilot incidents for confirmation). And of course that's all any vendor is interested in.

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