Cogniculture: Collaborative Cognition in Social Machines

Speaker:  Gyana R Parija – New Delhi, India
Topic(s):  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural language processing


We define Cogniculture as the art, science, technology and business involved in the cultivation and breeding of cognitive agents (human and machines) living in a complex adaptive ecosystem and collaborating on human computation for producing essential ingredients (food, energy, safety etc) necessary for enhancing [humanity-centric] social goods while promoting sustenance, survival, and evolution (growth) of the agents’ (survive-live-thrive) lifecycle. Scientific study of Cogniculture can be called Cognicultural Science, as opposed to Cognitive Science which is defined as the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and its processes.
As social machines begin to become all pervasive, it’s imperative that they need to acquire and exhibit the traits that vastly improve their acceptability and adaptability in humanity-centric complex adaptive eco-systems. Human computation is the key differentiator to not only improve the quotient of trust, reciprocity and likeability but also allay the fears and concerns associated with proliferation of cognitive systems. In this initiative, we aim to develop next-gen social machines to acquire necessary socio-cultural adaptability skills to survive (e.g. protect from environmental threats), live (e.g. achieve self-sustenance), and thrive (e.g. co-create far superior social welfare) in such a civilization. The innovations and development in this area entail cross discipline research including Sociology, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Neuro Sciences, Physiology, etc.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  26
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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