"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
What do robots do when they can't identify objects for themselves?
There have been several recent instances in which people have been called upon to make up for the optical recognition features of computers. See the article for Amazon Mechanical Turk. See also a reference from a 1995 novel The Calcutta Chromosome, by Amitav Ghosh. He writes about an artificial intelligence named Ava who needs help constantly.
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