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Reading the Expert's & AI's Minds (3)

In Japan, many people are still staying at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As an education consultant, I realized that many Japanese schools and universities are not familiar with online education.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, such educational institutions have to shift from traditional classroom to online. However, many instructors and students seem to be unfamiliar with new style of teaching and learning. Some people said online education is less effective than traditional in-class method.

As a matter of fact, online education is effective as much as traditional in-class method. Also, online education programs would be much more efficient than traditional education.

For instance, you can study anywhere in the world (as far as the Internet is available). The online classroom and library usually open 24 hours/365 days. Moreover, you don't have to wait in the line to purchase the textbooks. You can buy them through online shops like Amazon.

In the future, I would like to share my personal experience about online education.

OK, let me deal with today's topic. This time, I'm eager to introduce a wonderful online video to all of you. Dr. Gary Klein, one of the founders of the Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM) movement , generously shared the video about his NDM seminar (hosted by Cognitive Edge Pte Ltd.) in Whistler, Canada, in 2019. Click the above photo, and you can visit the website of the video.

In this Seminar, Dr. Klein briefly explained about the origin of NDM, the cognitive mechanism of intuition, the expert's expertise, and how NDM has contributed to studies and development of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI).

As I already stated in my previous blog articles, the NDM community has relationship with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In fact, Dr. Klein and other top NDM researchers conduct their research on human cognition that will be beneficial to XAI development.

The understanding of cognitive mechanism of human intuition and expertise is the most fundamental step to 'human-centered computing'. The purpose of AI development is to support the human user to facilitate the tasks.

Unfortunately, Japanese academia and society still do not recognize the role of the NDM community. It's true there're some notable Japanese AI researchers, but they don't know NDM well. I do worry if the Japanese AI community will lead AI to 'machine-centered computing' that does not meet the user's needs.


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