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Dexter

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WSJ Article on Bridgewater Seeking to Automate Decision-making
« on: January 04, 2017, 01:30:47 PM »
Here's a pretty amazing article on how Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates is seeking to construct an algorithm that will automate managerial decision-making at the firm.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-worlds-largest-hedge-fund-is-building-an-algorithmic-model-of-its-founders-brain-1482423694

As I was reading this article, I kept wondering: Could the human decision-making process be mostly/fully automated?  How adaptable is the Bridgewater software (i.e., what happens when it receives unexpected inputs)?  Could this software really predict the outcomes of meetings before they were completed?  Could this technology one day make the middle managers of the world obsolete?

These are big questions ... with unclear answers.  Intelligently programmed software can obviously do amazing things, but what are it's limits? 

Definitely something to think about.
 
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