Autonomous things, humans, data & design [Dutch]

Last weekend, I authored a piece for the¬†Dutch about the importance of the human element for¬†systems that autonomously learn or adapt. Feedback loops between systems and the people around them, social expectations of their behavior, the ecosystems of systems organizations and different (non-)users¬†around the autonomous ‘thing’, and the optimization targets they have – they all have human consequences. In the end, the more we take advantage of autonomous systems and¬†large-scale data, the more pressing it becomes¬†to consider all that matters on a human-scale as well. Data & people-focused design: both are crucial. Article in Dutch.newscientistscreengrab22jan2015

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