Decision Taking – Man vs Machine

A couple of days I had a long discussion about who would I trust to take correct
decisions,man or machine?

I held the opinion that a man should always be taking the decisions since I sometimes
prefer prefer decisions that are actually based on gut feelings or emotions. My
counterpart to the discussion claimed that machines have the ability to take rational
decisions since they are not affected by emotions and they are driven by pure logic.

We never reached the point of discussing a hybrid system, but oddly enough I bumped
into the following piece of news that shows the result of a hybrid decision making system:

Stuck bus

Yet another GPS induced mistake where a man blindly follows a machines recommendation even
though it defies logic.

For the full story, take a look at:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/359497_bus18.html?source=rss

So,who would you prefer to take the decisions?

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