Hal? Where are the used cars you purchased?
Dale Pollak explains how the decision by the large investment fund company, BlackRock, to eliminate managers of its mutual fund in favor of machines illustrates technology-driven change that is likely imminent for the car business.
One of the first movies that opened my mind to the power of technology was 2001: A Space Odyssey, the 1968 film from Stanley Kubrick.
The movie was a cautionary tale about the danger of the decision by the large investment fund company, BlackRock, to eliminate managers of its mutual fund in favor of machines.computers and technology becoming more human-like, creating dire consequences for actual humans. The central character was Hal, a computer that controlled the spacecraft and interacted with its crew.
Of course, the movie purposely over-dramatized the risks of a technology-driven overthrow of our society, but its point about the ever-growing power of algorithm-driven machines is even more relevant today.