How can we improve the relationship between people and technology? Is society forever indentured to surveillance capitalists, consigned to behaving for the benefit of elite others? We think not, and offer as one example a technology called “computational integration” (CI) that promises to counterbalance surveillance capitalism as an instance of behavior systematically shaping algorithms - versus Google, say, using statistical learning tools to shape us. CI produces revenues not as bets on future behavior, but rather through monetizing the economic surplus that lies hidden between how people would work most productively as individuals, and how they are required to work given traditional institutional technologies, especially “IT”. At OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center (NPRC), we have reduced to practice software technology and related methods that have proven dramatically successful in enhancing institutional performance on multiple fronts including humanitarian, economic and scientific aspects. In this talk we’ll describe in broad non-proprietary terms the conceptual framework and technology including some application examples. We’ll then present some ideas on why CI works so well - beyond the simple executive perspective that attributes success as the bottom line - notions that instead leverage the relationship between people doing the work and technology. Data from a preliminary survey of individuals using the CI platform in their daily work is presented, along with a more formal survey design that will target 100+ individuals with structured questions and interviews.
Dave is Manager of Research Informatics at OHSU’s National Primate Research Center, and a dissertation-phase malingerer in the System Science program at PSU.
Technology -- Social aspects, Computational integration, Technological innovations -- Social aspects, Querying (Computer science) -- Algorithms, Information society
Science and Technology Policy | Technology and Innovation | Theory and Algorithms
© Copyright the author(s)
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).
The purpose of this statement is to help the public understand how this Item may be used. When there is a (non-standard) License or contract that governs re-use of the associated Item, this statement only summarizes the effects of some of its terms. It is not a License, and should not be used to license your Work. To license your own Work, use a License offered at https://creativecommons.org/
Lawrence, David, "Computational Integration for Augmenting Human Cognition" (2019). Systems Science Friday Noon Seminar Series. 10.