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The Human as a Critical Component in an Adaptive Meaning Processing System
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
  • John M. Flach, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
10-1-2004
Abstract

As automation has taken over more of the procedural aspects of work and as the complexity and the pace of change in the workplace has increased the human's role with respect to safety has changed. The human's ability to follow procedures without error is becoming less important, and the human's ability to generate new procedures in response to changes or to situations that were not anticipated in the design of the system becomes increasingly more important. In other words, automation has taken over many of the routines that reflect inner control loops in advanced technical systems leaving humans to deal with the outer, adaptive control loops. The information processing model, with its emphasis on internal processing limits, may not be the best framework for thinking about this new role. Instead, a "meaning processing" framework might better address the generative and creative demands of adapting to dynamic work environments.

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Presented at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, The Hague, Netherlands, October 10-13, 2004.

DOI
10.1109/ICSMC.2004.1400720
Citation Information
John M. Flach. "The Human as a Critical Component in an Adaptive Meaning Processing System" Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Vol. 3 (2004) p. 2591 ISSN: 9780780385665
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_flach/17/