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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If those problems can be solved in such a way as to create a symbiotic relation between a man and a fast lucklider and data-processing machine, however, it seems evident that the cooperative interaction would greatly improve the thinking process.

The equipment will interpolate, extrapolate, and transform.

Who, for example, would depart from Boston for Los Angeles with a detailed specification of the route? In the future, people and computing machines may remain loosely coupled or become very tightly coupled.

The main suggestion conveyed by the findings just described is that the operations that fill most of the time allegedly devoted to technical thinking are operations that can be performed more effectively by machines than by men. There will nevertheless be a fairly long interim during which the main intellectual advances will be made by men and computers working together in intimate association. The first thing to face is that we shall not store all the technical and scientific papers in computer memory.

J.C.R. Licklider (1915-1990)

Parasitism is a non-mutual, often harmful, symbiotic relationship. Cooper, “Minimal rules for synthesizing speech,” J.

The purposes of this paper are to present the concept and, hopefully, to foster the development of man-computer symbiosis by analyzing some problems of interaction between men and computing machines, calling attention to applicable principles of man-machine engineering, and pointing out a few questions to which research answers are needed. 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:.

It will be introduced into the computer already structured. Nevertheless, I obtained a picture of my activities that gave me pause. You get a sheet of paper 20 feet long, full of numbers that, instead of providing a final solution, only suggest a tactic that should be explored by simulation.


Lickliderwhich was published during the year Fredkin’s trie memory provides a promising paradigm.

Licklider Describes “Man-Computer Symbiosis” :

Published memory will be “read-only” memory. In addition, men will handle the very-low-probability situations when such situations do actually arise. Diffusing the Intergalactic Network,” The military commander, on the other hand, faces a greater probability of having to make critical decisions in short intervals of time.

Ninety-eight per cent correct recognition of naturally spoken decimal digits was demonstrated several years ago at the Bell Telephone Laboratories and at the Lincoln Laboratory [4], [9].

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Computing machines will do the routinizable work that must be done to prepare the way for insights and decisions in lifklider and scientific thinking. To what extent would artificial intelligence be capable of rivaling human intellectual performance in the future? Part 3 is titled Need for Computer Participation in Formulative and Real-Time Thinking and begins by continuing from a preceding statement on the likelihood of data-processing machines improving human thinking and problem solving.

Even now, Gelernter’s IBM program for proving theorems in plane geometry proceeds at about the same pace as Brooklyn high school students, and makes similar errors. Will such a symbiosis be beneficial to human kind or harmful? The work references 26 studies, of which fourteen are concerning acoustic studies and related areas of investigation, and fifteen on computing and studies related to this, including four related to studies on the subject of chess.

If we focus upon the human operator within the system, however, we see that, in some areas of technology, a fantastic change has taken place during jdr last few years.

Much more time went into finding or obtaining information than into digesting it. Certainly, if the equipment were already developed, reliable, and available, it would be used. Thus far, the achievements have not been substantively important; they licklidfr constituted only “demonstration in principle.

That suggests that a symbiotic cooperation, if successful in integrating the positive characteristics of men and computers, would be of great value. It is hard to imagine how a tightly coupled computing machine could benefit more than its human companion. He could correct the computer’s data, instruct the machine syymbiosis flow diagrams, and in general interact with it very much as he would with another engineer, except that the “other engineer” would be a precise draftsman, a lightning calculator, a mnemonic wizard, and many other valuable partners all in one.


Displays seem to be in a somewhat better state than controls. What is the difference between big data and data mining? 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.

Man-Computer Symbiosis – Wikipedia

Several designers are convinced that displays with the desired characteristics liclider be constructed with the symbiosiz of flashing lights and time-sharing viewing screens based on the light-valve principle. Shaw, “Programming the logic theory machine. Perhaps an integrated thinking machine will be like the bacteria, the probiotics, that live in people and help digest licklidrr and provide other benefits.

Architects and Builders of the Internet Cathedral. The consideration that holds back such an effort, apparently, is that the effort would produce nothing that would be of great value in the context of existing computers.

But do humans need computers? This cooperative “living together in intimate association, or even close union, of two dissimilar organisms” is called symbiosis [27].

It will simulate the mechanisms and models, carry out the procedures, and display the maj to the operator. It will convert static equations or logical statements into dynamic models so the human operator can examine their behavior.

As has been said in various ways, men are noisy, narrow-band devices, but their nervous systems have very many parallel and simultaneously active channels. Philosophy, Computing and Information Science.

In large part, the interest stems from realization that one can hardly take a military commander or a corporation president away from his work to teach him to type. Mechanisation of Thought ProcessesNatl. Fuchs-Kittowski – Social Informatics: People directly linked to smart machines can licklidfr function better than people acting cokputer such support.

Putting those two considerations together brings the estimate of the time required to achieve practically significant speech recognition down to perhaps five years, the five years just mentioned.