The idea that a human is always on call at the office is outdated, according to the new research by researchers at Harvard University.
In an experiment published Monday in the journal PLOS One, researchers examined how much of the work of human workers is done by computers at their desks.
They found that computer workers were responsible for nearly 70 percent of the tasks done at their workplaces, and that about half of those tasks were done by human workers.
The researchers compared the amount of work performed by humans to the amount performed by computers.
The computer workers, they found, were not only performing their tasks in a more efficient way, but they were also performing tasks more effectively, including better coordination of work and more accurate calculations.
“In the end, humans do a lot of tasks better than computers,” said study co-author and graduate student Emily Rabinowitz, who conducted the research at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
“But this study showed that the work done by humans is not enough to guarantee that computers are not wasting time.”
The research is important, Rabinowsky said, because it shows that computers can perform a significant amount of repetitive tasks, which may not be very useful for long-term productivity.
It is important to be mindful that these types of tasks can be hard to perform, and may not always be very productive, Rabe said.
Rabinowitz said that computerized office tasks may also be harder to manage, because they may require the user to monitor the computer, as well as the computer’s own internal settings.