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AI is found in the High Level Decisions

What type of boss would put their complete trust in an AI system? What kind of person would dismiss in favor of drawing their conclusions? Many executives still trust their instincts above the machine when making high-level strategic judgments. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Customer personalization, sales recommendations, financial portfolio advice, aviation crash avoidance, semi-autonomous cars, and medical screening are examples of where AI is beginning to play a vital role.

Such actions necessitate quick decisions, which frequently include low-level processes that pass from one system to the next. It’s worth noting that the prominent business cases now being offered are tactical solutions. The last major frontier for AI in businesses is higher-level, more strategic decisions that influence a company’s path. And, when it comes to strategic, there is no shortage of mistrust among decision-makers. Many businesspeople still make their own decisions when presented with identical outputs, according to recent research.

The researchers asked participants how much they trusted an AI-generated recommendation of a new technology that would enable them to seek potential new business prospects. Many people, it turns out, didn’t have complete faith in the results and instead made their own decisions. Some executives, on the other hand, were eager to rely on. “Skeptics,” “interactors,” and “delegators” were the three sorts of decision-makers identified by the researchers.

Skeptics “appears hesitant to relinquish autonomy in the process,” whereas delegators who typically defer choices are happy to give decision-making authority to AI. These executives do not want to make strategic decisions based on what they consider a black box they do not entirely comprehend.

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