Cognitive Technologies: The Design of Joint Human-Machine Cognitive Systems

  • David D. Woods

Abstract

This article explores the implications of one type of cognitive technology, techniques and concepts to develop joint human-machine cognitive systems, for the application of computational technology by examining the joint cognitive system implicit in a hypothetical computer consultant that outputs some form of problem solution. This analysis reveals some of the problems can occur in cognitive system design-e.g., machine control of the interaction, the danger of a responsibility-authority double-bind, and the potentially difficult and unsupported task of filtering poor machine solutions. The result is a challenge for applied cognitive psychology to provide models, data, and techniques to help designers build an effective combination between the human and machine elements of a joint cognitive system.
Published
1985-12-15
How to Cite
Woods, D. D. (1985). Cognitive Technologies: The Design of Joint Human-Machine Cognitive Systems. AI Magazine, 6(4), 86. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v6i4.511
Section
Articles