What does it take to make better decisions? Just more data? Are you smarter now with that prosthetic brain in your pocket? Moving beyond the AR/haptic/mobile interfaces of tomorrow, we will have deep learning systems that are “designed for interruption”. Will this help to augment human decision making or lead to an ultimately annoying digital assistant in our heads?
In his book Consilience, E. O. Wilson said: “We are drowning in information…the world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” Only it won’t be people doing that synthesis, it’ll be a hybrid of humans and machines. Because after all, the right information at the right time changes your life.
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