Human-Like Computing and Human–Computer Interaction

Alan Dix

School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK
Talis, Birmingham, UK

Paper to be presented at the Human Centred Design for Intelligent Environments (HCD4IE) Workshop, HCI2016, Bournemouth, UK, 12 July 2016.

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Intelligent interfaces have moved into the mainstream, but often using black-box algorithms that even the developers, let alone the users can understand. Human-like computing is about making algorithms closer to the way humans' think in order to improve the algorithms and/or improve the experience for the user. This paper discusses issues raised during a recent EPSRC workshop in the UK and explores the implications for HCI and smart environments.

Keywords: Human-like computing, intelligent interfaces, low-intention interaction, HCI.


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