Accession Number:

AD0626173

Title:

DESIGNING A MACHINE PARTNER-PROSPECTS AND PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Discusses some possibilities for extending mans intellectual and creative power through partnership with machines of increased responsiveness and sophistication. Some of the general requirements for a machine partner are stated--requirements that are likely to differ depending on the human users, their purposes, and the situations. Some of the different problem domains are discussed, and reasons are given for handling some problems by machine alone, some by a manmachine team, and still others by man alone. The paper also discusses the conceptual and technical difficulties that must be overcome before the machine can become a partner to man, rather than his simple-minded servant. The paper suggests the possibility of having ideation sessions with a machine partner in problem situations requiring new ideas. The machines contribution might be greatest in the second phase of problem solving, i.e., the judicious evaluation of ideas and the selection of fruitful ones from a large volume of diverse ideas, both good and bad. The paper also discusses some hurdles that must be crossed before man can enjoy the benefits of machines worthy of the name partner. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE