Replacing human job with Machine Learning

Adobe Zxcvbasdfg
Aug 9, 2018 5 Comments

I am running a project of ML automation that , if deployed successfully, might eliminate number of jobs or make certain groups to be less relevant.

I have been hitting a lot of walls from such people who keep trying to undermine the project even though we have shown how the ML runs and outperforms human curated logic.

I am so tired fighting these people (some of them in the high up management chain). I am sure I am not the only one experience this. Does anyone have any tips dealing with this situation like this? I am tempted to split the program into 2: ML vs human instead of having a dysfunctional program where everyone try to undermine each other. Thoughts?

Ps: this is not at adobe. I posted this under my old handle for anonymity.

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    Change your goal statement. Don't go around saying you're trying to make teams irrelevant with machines.
    Aug 10, 20180
  • Apple Hfgdj
    Frankly I would say do what you can to deploy it. Why should insecure humans undermine progress. ML might take some jobs BT it will create more new ones. I wonder if you can reach out to people above the people blocking this and show the value prop.
    Aug 9, 20180
  • Amazon im42
    Just go ahead and deploy it. Onboard atleast a small group of users and the rest will follow.
    Aug 9, 20180
  • Microsoft Swordsman
    Instead of "replacing humans", consider focusing on augmenting them
    Aug 9, 20180
  • GE WRbV25
    It's not your job, but if you can figure out a way that the people could be integrated in another part of the company, it will make navigating this so much easier. Higher ups panic because no one likes to fire people, and they know these people have families and housing costs and need to eat. Being able to say "look, X finance team won't be needed anymore, but we can redeploy them elsewhere, such as the Giant Switch Payroll Vendors project", might help people be calmer about all of this.
    Aug 9, 20180

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