Humans are not good at performing rote, mechanical tasks. When we're trained to do so we tend to excel by eliminating the breadth of thought that separates us from machines. Three examples:

83% of radiologists miss gorilla while searching for cancer.

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Ok, now watch this video and see if you can count how many times a white team member passes the ball to another white player.

Notice anything weird? 50% of people don't.

And those TSA folks looking at x-rayed bags all day?

Security screeners at two of the nation's busiest airports failed to find fake bombs hidden on undercover agents posing as passengers in more than 60% of tests last year, according to a classified report obtained by USA TODAY.

Screeners at Los Angeles International Airport missed about 75% of simulated explosives and bomb parts that Transportation Security Administration testers hid under their clothes or in carry-on bags at checkpoints, the TSA report shows.

Humans are not good at processing massive quantities of data, so when we have to perform searches on visual data we do it by creating culling and trimming out things that usually aren't important. These jobs will all be replaced by robots.

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