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To code or not to code, is that the question?

T Patston, Peter Evans-Greenwood

Deloitte Centre for the Edge, Geelong Grammar School | Published : 2017

Abstract

Digital technology permeates the modern world. We can order dinner via an app on our smartphone or view a university lecture on a tablet, both from the comfort of our couch. We can call a taxi with a touch of a button. Indeed, we might even work for a computer,1 with a digital dispatch service directing us to pick up a passenger, meal or package, and our performance is rated by a combination of survey and algorithm. Many people are becoming increasingly concerned that we’ll be replaced by computers, with artificial intelligence (AI) supplanting people for many complex tasks from playing Go (an abstract strategy board game) to writing news articles or providing investment advice. Digital tech..

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