Cog coi for csig 072315

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Frank Stein's call to action for upcoming conferences at the CSIG Speaker Series call on July 23, 201

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  • Help Wanted Areas:
    This is the audience participation part of the presentation.
    On the following pages are some of the questions we’ve been hearing in discussion with various groups.
    We’d like to hear if you’re doing research in these areas, and how we might collaborate.
    I’ll also try to take notes and add your questions/concerns to this growing list for the cog community.
  • Cog coi for csig 072315

    1. 1. Cognitive Assistants (Cog) Community of Interest (CoI) - A coalition of the willing to advance Cognitive Assistants in government and public sector Frank Stein fstein@us.ibm.com Version .2 July 21 2015 1
    2. 2. Purpose of the Cog-CoI • To advance the scientific understanding and technical creation of Cognitive Assistance computers as they pertain to usage in the public sector. We hope to promote the advancement in the field through the sharing of knowledge about the challenges and needed research; current efforts in the field; opportunities ; and policy and related topics. 2
    3. 3. Potential COG-COI Topics • Where Cognitive Assistants will be of most value? • What should be the goals of a Cognitive Assistant project? • How to assess success? • Assessing the dependability of Cog systems • Implementation strategies: crawl, walk, run • Specific Domains (professions we should cover) • User adoption/trust • How to train cognitive assistants? • Verification and Validation rigor • Special Topics, e.g, how Cogs can help with the demographic cliff? • Policy issues of using Cogs9/10/2014 3Unclassified
    4. 4. Activities To Date: • IBM, Mitre, and Naval Postgraduate School came together to create the Cog-CoI • Held Organizing Meeting in February, 2015 • Established a Community Website (send me a note to join) • Held June Meeting with 2 Guest Speakers (Professors Tecuci/GMU and Tremoulet/Drexel) • Proposed a Track for AAAI Fall Symposium Series on Cognitive Assistance – which was accepted • Call for Papers is Open
    5. 5. Call For Papers for FSS – Nov 12-13, Arlington, VA • This symposium of the FSS-15 solicits innovative contributions to the research, development and application of Cognitive Assistance technology for use in Government (executive agencies, legislative and judicial branches), military, police, education, healthcare, and social services. • The symposium will include presentations of accepted papers in both oral and panel discussion formats. Short submissions can be up to four (4) pages in length and describe speculative work, work in progress, system demonstrations, or panel discussions 7/22/2015 5
    6. 6. Sample Topics • Use case and usage scenarios • Human/cognitive assistants (Cogs) interfaces, interaction, and human factors • Best tasks to automate/employ Cogs, how to automate, how much to automate • Techniques for allocating tasks between human and Cog team members • User adoption issues, how to build trust in Cogs results/decisions, overcoming fears • How to train/instruct Cogs • Technology developments • Results from early Cog R & D • Metrics for cogs, test data, benchmarking performance, methodology for iterative improvement • Mitigation of detrimental impacts of cogs (loss of situational awareness, human skill atrophy) • Economics of Cognitive assistance systems • Policy issues with using Cogs 7/22/2015 6
    7. 7. An Example: Using Cognitive Technology to Mitigate Cognitive Disabilities • The number of people dealing with cognitive decline has been increasing and is expected to increase rapidly as baby boomers enter their later years. In addition, we have a commitment to aid warfighters returning from combat assignments with post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other conditions that interfere with cognitive function. All of these individuals are having an unprecedented impact on health care systems as well as on the lives and productivity of an estimated 27 million caregivers, mostly family caregivers. • It is widely recognized that technology holds the key to mitigating the dementia care crisis. These systems need to gather information about an individual’s normal behavioral patterns, predict adverse events and identify potential interventions to prevent, minimize or warn of unhealthy behaviors........ 9/10/2014 Unclassified 7
    8. 8. For Further Information • Call for Papers – On the Cognitive Systems Institute Linkedin site • Or Contact fstein@us.ibm.com 7/22/2015 8

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