By Barbara Gorayska, Jonathon P. Marsh, Jacob L. Mey (auth.), Meurig Beynon, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Kerstin Dautenhahn (eds.)
Cognitive know-how: tools of brain Cognitive know-how is the learn of the influence of know-how on human cog- tion, the externalization of expertise from the human brain, and the pragmatics of instruments. It promotes the view that humans should still boost the way to p- dict, examine, and optimize elements of human-tool dating in a fashion that respects human wholeness. specifically the advance of recent instruments reminiscent of digital environments, new machine units, and software program instruments has been too little desirous about the affects those applied sciences can have on human cog- tive and social capacities. Our instruments switch what we're and the way we relate to the area round us. they should be built in a fashion that either extends human services whereas making sure a suitable cognitive t among organism and device. The relevant topic of the CT 2001 convention and quantity is said in its name: tools of brain. Cognitive expertise is anxious with the interplay among worlds: that of the brain and that of the desktop. In technology and engineering, this - teraction is frequently explored by way of posing the query: how can know-how be top adapted to human cognition? yet because the heritage of technological advancements has always proven, cognition can be formed via know-how. applied sciences as varied as writing, electrical energy iteration, and the silicon chip all illustrate the profound and dynamic impression of know-how upon ourselves and our conceptions of the world.
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I incorporate no silicon chips, no retinal or cochlear implants, no pacemaker. I don't even wear glasses (though I do wear clothes). But I am slowly becoming more and more a Cyborg. So are you. just fill in your favorite fictional Cyborg. Perhaps we already are. For we shall be Cyborgs not in the merely superficial sense of combining flesh and wires, but in the more profound sense of being human-technology symbionts: thinking and reasoning systems whose minds and selves are spread across biological brain and non-biological circuitry.
We need to ask, How can we use technology to improve the mind? (Gorayska, Marsh & Mey 2001). Much research and industry is being led by technology. Driving questions have been: How can we improve this technology? How can we increase the bandwidth? How can we integrate the existing technologies? How can mobile phones be integrated with the internet? How can we provide more access anywhere for anyone at anytime? How can we attract more buyers to our product? Such questions serve to put the cart of technology before the horse of human interests, which they tacitly ignore.
Nehaniv Department of Computer Science University of Hertfordshire Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB United Kingdom “Caught in a net of language of our own invention, we overestimate the language’s impartiality. Each concept, at the time of its invention no more than a concise way of grasping many issues, quickly becomes a precept. ” – C. Alexander (pp. 69–70, 1964) Abstract. We discuss the processes and forces informing artifact design and the subsequent drift in requirements and interests in the long-term growth of reified systems.
Cognitive Technology: Instruments of Mind: 4th International Conference, CT 2001 Coventry, UK, August 6–9, 2001 Proceedings by Barbara Gorayska, Jonathon P. Marsh, Jacob L. Mey (auth.), Meurig Beynon, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Kerstin Dautenhahn (eds.)