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Members of the WAIM network are developing the understanding needed to jointly design both sides of the human-technology frontier in work settings and using intelligent machines. Join now by clicking .

WAIM Summer Conference 2022 trip report

Saiph Savage, one of the speakers at the WAIM Summer Conference, posted a nice summary of the event on her .

Announcing the WAIM Doctoral Research Fellows!

The  is delighted to announce the five WAIM Doctoral Research Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year. The Fellows were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, which was systematically reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of judges. Each Fellow will be supported with a $50,000 stipend to support the advancement of their dissertation research.

Using Work System Theory, Facets of Work, and Dimensions of Smartness to Characterize Applications and Impacts of AI

Type: Report
Author: Steven Alter
Year of Publishing: 2020
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Algorithm, Work System Theory, Facets of Work, Dimensions of Smartness

This paper presents an approach for describing and characterizing al-gorithms that are discussed as though they embody artificial intelligence. After identifying key assumptions related to algorithms and summarizing work sys-tem theory (WST), this paper uses a hypothetical example to introduces aspects of WST and two additional ideas, facets of work and dimensions of smartness in devices and systems. Next, it applies those ideas to aspects of five AI-related examples presented by entrepreneurs and researchers at an MIT AI conference in July 2020.

JASIST Special Issue on “Artificial Intelligence and Work”

For this special issue of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), we are calling for papers that advance the relationship between artificial Intelligence and work.


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  • From Stanford HAI: Lauren Lee McCarthy: Exploring the Human Relationship with AI: https://t.co/7jxQcDHxHe 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • From the Wall Street Journal: How to Build AI That Actually Works for Your Business: https://t.co/oMGbUMbxTr 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • From Reuters: Tesla crash trial in California hinges on question of ‘man vs machine’: https://t.co/UUFIaqWKm1 10 months 3 weeks ago
  • From Venture Beat: Humans must have override power over military AI: https://t.co/imPTOCF8pK 10 months 3 weeks ago
  • From the US National Academies: Automated Research Workflows Are Speeding Pace of Scientific Discovery; New Report… https://t.co/B5owSa7Uw4 10 months 4 weeks ago
  • From Stanford HAI: How Do We Ensure that Healthcare AI is Useful? https://t.co/PP1GcxwGvi 10 months 4 weeks ago
  • From MIT Technology Review: AI for protein folding: https://t.co/rbum3boNXo 11 months 3 hours ago
  • From Healthcare IT News: Explainable AI can improve hospice care, reduce costs: https://t.co/BeF8osKQu0 11 months 1 day ago
  • From the Wall Street Journal: Health Insurers Have the Data. Will Patients Listen? https://t.co/qNdEmchZCy 11 months 2 days ago
  • From Wired: A Novelist and an AI Cowrote Your Next Cringe-Read: https://t.co/RtGUWt0pZD 11 months 5 days ago