Our future robot bosses could be nasty overlords

Aug 31, 2018, 8:40 AM EDT
(Source: littlelostrobot/flickr)
(Source: littlelostrobot/flickr)

Like it or not but robot bosses for humans is a racing certainty in the future. When the time arrives, be prepared to be bossed around, for these machines won’t be warm and friendly to their current masters, according to a study at the France’s University of Clermont Auvergne.

The results of the university’s experiment show conformity with a theory of challenge and threat from psychologist Jim Blascovich, which means that robots programmed with “jerk-like” traits of humans could extract better productivity from subordinates, reports Digital Trends.

The mean, cold fish attitude of the robot boss may not effective in every situation, for example, one’s long-term performance may suffer if a machine hurls insults every now and then, according to a researcher, notes New Scientist.