Trust in social machines: the challenges

O'Hara, Kieron (2012) Trust in social machines: the challenges. In, AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Social Computing, Social Cognition, Social Networks and Multiagent Systems (SOCIAL TURN/SNAMAS), Birmingham, GB, 02 - 03 Jul 2012. International Association for Computing and Philosophy6pp.


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The World Wide Web has ushered in a new generation of applications constructively linking people and computers to create what have been called ‘social machines.’ The ‘components’ of these machines are people and technologies. It has long been recognised that for people to participate in social machines, they have to trust the processes. However, the notions of trust often used tend to be imported from agent-based computing, and may be too formal, objective and selective to describe human trust accurately. This paper applies a theory of human trust to social machines research, and sets out some of the challenges to system designers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBNs: 9781908187154 (print)
Keywords: trust, social machines, social computing, trustworthiness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 339703
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
3 July 2012Published
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 12:42
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:29
EnAKTing the Unbounded Data Web: Challenges in Web Science
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/G008493/1)
Led by: Nigel Shadbolt
1 April 2009 to 30 September 2012
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