How People Think and Reason About an Internet of Things

Friday, February 17, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 203 (Hynes Convention Center)
Elizabeth Mynatt, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
There are a host of challenges in creating distributed computing components that understand and act in the physical world in ways that respect meaningful human activity taking place in those spaces. How can informational, physical and programmatic components reflect social and physical frameworks such as the boundaries of places, human roles, and expectations of intelligence? A computational system that does not reflect human understandings may be dumb, dangerous or many points in between.