Reforming Administration: Replacing Human Decisions with Artificial Intelligence
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
However, another dramatic change is on the horizon. Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence suggest a not too distant future in which administrative decisions, street and system level, may best be implemented and administered by intelligent machines. In this paper, I discuss the strengths and weaknesses of human discretion as understood by cognitive and neural science, psychology, and administrative sciences. Following this I discuss recent advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence and what this suggests for the future. Finally, I discuss the tradeoffs between allowing humans to make administrative decisions and allowing intelligent machines to make these decisions, and what set of tradeoffs can lead to a more effective, sustainable government.