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Automated Analysis: The Case for Using Robots in Intelligence Analysis

Automated Analysis: The Case for Using Robots in Intelligence Analysis
Puong Fei Yeh

Is it possible that automation could determine the demand for intelligence analysis?

From music to cars, the trend of automation—machines substituting human labor—is quickening. An article published in the MIT Technology Review in 2012 posed the question, “Can creativity be automated”? Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates once commented that software substitution will ultimately affect workers ranging from drivers to waiters: “Twenty years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower, and I don’t think people have that in their mental model.” Is it possible that automation could determine the demand for intelligence analysts?

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Posted: Feb 08, 2016 12:09 PM
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2016 12:09 PM