Blind trust in enhancement technologies encourages risk-taking even if the tech is a sham, finds study

A new study published in Computers in Human Behavior suggests that a placebo effect is at play when people expect their performance to be enhanced by augmentation technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI). The researchers found that individuals with high expectations of these technologies engage in riskier decision-making, which could be a problem as people adopt these technologies without properly understanding their benefits and limits.

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