Model Question and Answers for APSC | Impact of digital technology as reliable source of input for rational decision making is a debatable issue. Critically evaluate with suitable example.

Impact of digital technology as reliable source of input for rational decision making is a debatable issue. Critically evaluate with suitable example.

Model Question and Answers for APSC | Impact of digital technology as reliable source of input for rational decision making is a debatable issue. Critically evaluate with suitable example.

Ans: Organisations increasingly adopt digital technologies in order to assist and improve the efficiency of their decision-making processes. The amount of data that has to be processed in the governance is increasing exponentially, and digital technology represents valuable solutions to processing this data both efficiently and rapidly, and to making better decisions.

Reliable source of input for rational decision making:

  1. Transparency and objectivity in processes of decision making
  2. Thus it also increases accountability
  3. Much more responsive, agile and avoids Human discretion and corruption

Debatable issue:

  1. Aadhar data while increased efficiency of direct benefit transfer, there have been issues of denial of Food security to poors particularly migrants due to errors in authentication
  2. Similalry use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement though very promising throws challenges of consent, unlimited surveillance and loss of freedom of movement

Use of DNA analysis and fingerpriting analysis is good input for criminal investigation however it may not be always be proportional in its encroachment on Debatable issue:

  1. Aadhar data while increased efficiency of direct benefit transfer, there have been issues of denial of Food security to poors particularly migrants due to errors in authentication
  2. Similalry use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement though very promising throws challenges of consent, unlimited surveillance and loss of freedom of movement
  3. Use of DNA analysis and fingerpriting analysis is good input for criminal investigation however it may not be always be proportional in its encroachment on privacy.