In , J.C.R. Licklider published his groundbreaking paper called “Man- Computer Symbiosis.” Licklider was both a psychologist and a. J.C.R. Licklider (). Excerpts from “Man-computer Symbiosis”. IRE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics, volume HFE-1, pp (now IEEE). J.C.R. Licklider may well be one of the most influential people in the history of In two extraordinary papers, Man-Computer Symbiosis () and The.

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Men will fill in the gaps, either in the problem solution or in the computer program, when the computer has no mode or routine that is applicable in a particular circumstance. They are “semi-automatic” systems, systems that started out to be fully automatic but fell short of the goal. At least one scheme for providing such communication seems feasible.

Licklider begins a comparison between the so-called genotypic similarities between humans and computers, in the seventh passage of this part, with a definition of men as:. If some form of tight coupling is lick,ider, the symbiotic relationship may be very positive and adaptive.

And, in Man-ccomputer and related systems, men are proving their flexibility by adopting standard licklideg of representation and expression that are readily translatable into machine language. The terms intelligence amplification, cognitive augmentation and machine augmented intelligence all refer to using computing and information technologies to assist, help or support a person in making decisions and in thinking. Friedberg, “A learning machine: The large display should be supplemented, according to most of those who have thought about man-coputer problem, by individual display-control units.


For eight or ten years, at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholmthe Signals Research and Development Establishment Christchurchthe Haskins Laboratory, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dunn [6], Fant [7], Lawrence [15], Cooper [3], Stevens [26], and their co-workers, have demonstrated successive generations of intelligible automatic talkers. Nevertheless, the picture of dissimilarity and therefore p0tential supplementation that they present is essentially valid.

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Relative to men, computing machines are very fast and very accurate, but they are constrained to perform only one or a few elementary operations at a time. Perhaps the greater danger is the total dependency of a person on its computing machine. Commensalism refers to a symbiotic relationship where one of the organisms benefits greatly symbiosiss the other is not harmed. Congress on Acoustics, Stuttgart, Ger. The man should be able to present a function to the computer, in a rough but rapid fashion, by drawing a graph.

The two need each other to survive, the insect and the tree. A doctor can program the pacemaker’s computer with an external device. Engineers who have had experience in the field of automatic speech recognition take a conservative attitude toward the feasibility.

Another Look at Man-Computer Symbiosis

The requirement for preformulation or predetermination is sometimes no great disadvantage. The large wall display and its associated system are relevant, of course, to symbiotic cooperation between a computer and a team of men. Licklider hoped for a computer that could handle all the mundane work so that he could spend more time doing what humans do best: Several designers are convinced that displays with the desired characteristics can be constructed with the aid of flashing lights and time-sharing viewing screens based on man-compute light-valve principle.

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Hours went into the plotting of graphs, and other hours into instructing an assistant how to plot. That assumption may require justification. Memory components and organization?

1 Introduction

It soon became apparent that the main thing I did was to keep records, and the project would have become an infinite regress if the keeping of records had been carried through in the detail envisaged in the initial plan. It seems entirely possible that, in due course, electronic or chemical “machines” will outdo the human brain in most of the functions we now consider exclusively within its province.

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That obstacle has been overcome. An Information Society for All? The information-processing equipment, for its part, will convert hypotheses into testable models and then test the models against data which the human operator may designate roughly and identify as relevant when the computer presents them for his approval.

Symbiosos, “Results obtained from a vowel recognition computer program,” J.