Artificial Intelligence for Advanced Human-Machine Symbiosis

  • Scott S. GrigsbyEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10915)


Human capabilities such as memory, attention, sensory bandwidth, comprehension, and visualization are critically important but all have innate limitations. However, these human abilities can benefit from rapidly growing computational capabilities. We can apply computational power to support and augment cognitive skills that will bolster the limited human cognitive resource and provide new capabilities through this symbiosis. We now have the ability to design human-computer interaction capabilities where the computer anticipates, predicts, and augments the performance of the user and where the human supports, aids, and enhances the learning and performance of the computer. Augmented cognition seeks to advance this human-machine symbiosis through both machine understanding of the human (such as physical state sensing, cognitive state sensing, psychophysiology, emotion detection, and intent projection) and human understanding of the machine (such as explainable AI, shared situation awareness, trust enhancement, and advanced UX). The ultimate result being a truly interactive symbiosis where humans and computers are tightly coupled in productive partnerships that merge the best of the human with the best of the machine. As advances in artificial intelligence (AI) accelerate across a myriad of applications, we seek to understand the current state-of-the-art of AI and how it may be best applied for advancing human-machine symbiosis.


Artificial intelligence Human-machine teaming Augmented Cognition Human-machine symbiosis Situation awareness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Soar Technologies, Inc.Ann ArborUSA

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