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Humans now trust algorithms more than each other, according to new research

28 days ago   |   By RT

Researchers from the University of Georgia have conducted a study which confirms what many already suspected; humans now tend to trust algorithms more than each other, especially when it comes to tedious tasks.
The premise of the study was simple: some 1,500 participants were shown photos and asked to count the number of people in them.
The participants were able to take suggestions from a computer algorithm or the averages of guesses from their fellow humans in order to complete the task, which involved images of 15 to 5,000 people.
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