Engelbart: “Augmenting Human Intellect”. “By “augmenting human intellect” we mean increasing the capability of a man to approach a complex. C. Engelbart, and William K. English, AFIPS Conference Proceedings of the Fall 2a In the Augmented Human Intellect (AHI) Research Center at Stanford. Final report of in-depth study conducted by Doug Engelbart into improving human intellect and human effectiveness, outlining a.

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He checks to make sure that sun glare from the windows will not blind a driver on the roadway, and the “clerk” computes the information that one window will reflect strongly onto the roadway between 6 and 6: For his research proposed by the american inventor is a sort of tool designed for Engelbart focused on the artifacts, like computers for information extend the problem-solver power of the society.

Tapping a few keys projects aug,enting head of the trail. What’s actually going on? The executive superstructure is necessary because humans do not operate by magic, but even a necessary superstructure is a burden. These hypotheses imply great richness in the new evolutionary spaces engelbatr by progressing from Stage 3 to Stage 4.

Engelbart: Augmenting Human Intellect ()

And there is provision for direct entry. A system like the one artifacts, language and methodology [1]. Starting has as radar technician under the U.

Augmenting man’s intellect, in the sense defined above, would warrant full pursuit by an enlightened society if there could be shown a reasonable approach and some plausible benefits. There is a definite way in which these sub-processes will be organized that represents part of the system methodology.

The two domains, human and artifact, can be explored separately for their enge,bart capabilities. This suggests a fourth stage to the evolution of our individual-human intellectual capability: The fortunes of technological invention, commercial interest, and public acceptance just might have evolved something like this.


For explain this world’s problems through boosting the capabilities of the human’s idea that we should not forget that at the time was revolutionary uagmenting.

That is what Engelbart define as the intelligence. These new concepts and processes, beyond our present capabilities to use and thus never developed, will provide a tremendous increased-capability payoff in the future development of our augmentation means. There are those that are executed completely within the human integument, which we call explicit-human process capabilities; there are those possessed by artifacts for executing processes without human intervention, which we call explicit-artifact process capabilities; and there are what we call the composite process capabilities, which are derived from hierarchies containing both of the other kinds.

Assume that the human is in the middle of the process of making a telephone call.

Many of the branching paths in the decomposition of a given higher-order capability will terminate in the same basic capability, since a given basic capability will often be used within many different higher-order capabilities.

We can readily recognize that there are many ways to organize and manage such a superstructure, resulting in vastly different degrees of efficiency in the application of the workers’ talents.

Within our framework we have developed the working assumption that the manner in which we seem to be able to provide experiences that favor the development of our mental structures is based upon concepts as a “medium of exchange.

This is a programme of how society should use is analyzed by Engelbart because it is useful for a better technology and how it should be designed for this purpose. This type of automatic capability need only be summoned by a higher executive process in order for engelbarh automatic responses to execute it.


Or, at the least, some general principles governing behaviour?

Intelligence amplification

We refer to a way of life in an integrated domain where hunches, cut-and-try, intangibles, and the human feel for a situation usefully co-exist with powerful concepts, streamlined terminology and notation, sophisticated methods, and high-powered electronic aids. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The first level down would organize functions corresponding to statements in a problem-oriented language e. We use the terms “mental structuring,” “concept structuring,” “symbol structuring,” “process structuring,” and “physical structuring.

Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework

Independent students and researchers also attest that internally directed behavior on the part of an individual can directly aid his structure-building process. An early paper, offering suggestions toward augmenting the human intellect, that fits well and significantly within the framework which we have developed was written by Vannevar Bush [ 6 ] in The guided evolutionary process could be expected to be considerably more rapid than the traditional one.

For try to matching these capabilities he sets as a second point the development of new techniques, procedures and system. Indeed, it fits so well, and states its points so nicely, that it was deemed appropriate to our purpose here to summarize it in detail and to quote from it at considerable length. For what class of problems does paper and pencil help? Ross Ashby [ 23 ].

Making it easy to establish and follow the associative trails makes practical a new symbol-structuring process whose use can make a significant difference in the concept structuring and bssic methods of work.