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Dennis Lendrem
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Making Data Make Sense
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Automation Bias

Aug. 23, 2017 6:30 am

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Facing Automation Bias In Research

Automation bias is the tendency to favour suggestions from automated decision-making systems and to ignore contradictory information made without automation, even if it is correct. And with the growing dependence upon automated methods, it's a problem in laboratories worldwide.

To err is human. But to really foul things up, you need a computer.
Paul Ehrlich

You may not want to know the computer is wrong; that the methodology is flawed; that those automated data processing tools are screwing things up; that the software gets it wrong.

But you need to know.

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