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Machine Intelligence and the Social Web: How to Get a Cognitive Upgrade

Smart, Paul R (2017) Machine Intelligence and the Social Web: How to Get a Cognitive Upgrade At 9th International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications (COGNITIVE 2017), Greece. 19 - 23 Feb 2017. 8 pp.

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Abstract

The World Wide Web (Web) provides access to a global space of information assets and computational services. It also, however, serves as a platform for social interaction (e.g., Facebook) and participatory involvement in all manner of online tasks and activities (e.g., Wikipedia). There is a sense, therefore, that the advent of the Social Web has transformed our understanding of the Web. In addition to viewing the Web as a form of information repository, we are now able to view the Web in more social terms. In particular, it has become possible to see the Web as providing access to the human social environment. This is important, because issues of social embedding and social interaction have been seen to contribute to the emergence of human cognitive capabilities. The ability of the Web to provide access to the human social environment thus raises an important question: Can humanity play a productive role in the emergence of advanced forms of machine intelligence by virtue of their interactions and engagements with the online realm? The present paper attempts to show why this question is worth asking. It also attempts to highlight some
of the ways in which Web-based forms of contact with the human social environment may be relevant to research into machine intelligence.

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Published date: 2 February 2017
Venue - Dates: 9th International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications (COGNITIVE 2017), Greece, 2017-02-19 - 2017-02-23
Keywords: social web, social intelligence, language, machine intelligence, machine learning
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 405459
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/405459
PURE UUID: e93e9e0d-6756-43c8-9b85-a981d175a4f3
ORCID for Paul R Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 02 Feb 2017 19:22
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:22

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Author: Paul R Smart ORCID iD

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