image Is it a bad thing that I tend to trust machines over humans?

Obviously, not in every single case. There are certain exceptions.

All things being equal, though, were I to come across a human stranger or a strange machine, I think I’d be more likely to trust the machine to perform up to expectations over the human.

What I’m not self-aware enough to know is whether that’s an innate trait of mine, or a bias built from experience with humans and machines.