"To get anywhere, or even live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer."
Undercover work can be tedious - and dangerous. Why not use robots?
Compare to R. Daneel Olivaw, robot policeman from Caves of Steel (1953) by Isaac Asimov, the precogs from The Minority Report (1956) by Philip K. Dick, the Pry-Vie robotic detective from Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964) by Philip K. Dick and Sven, the artificially intelligent detective from The Turing Option (1992) by Harry Harrison.
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