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    Transparency in Algorithmic and Human Decision-Making: Is There a Double Standard?
    with John Zerilli, James Maclaurin, and Colin Gavaghan
    Philosophy and Technology 32 (4): 661-683. 2019.
    We are sceptical of concerns over the opacity of algorithmic decision tools. While transparency and explainability are certainly important desiderata in algorithmic governance, we worry that automated decision-making is being held to an unrealistically high standard, possibly owing to an unrealistically high estimate of the degree of transparency attainable from human decision-makers. In this paper, we review evidence demonstrating that much human decision-making is fraught with transparency pro…Read more
  •  43
    Predicate logic has proved a very useful tool for the expression of theories of natural language semantics. Hurford's suggestion that predicate–argument structures mirror certain properties of the human sensorimotor architecture can be seen as an explanation of why this is so. Although I support this view, I think that the correspondences that Hurford draws between linguistic and sensorimotor structures not only involve natural language semantics, but include some elements of natural language sy…Read more
  •  17
    Transparency in Algorithmic and Human Decision-Making: Is There a Double Standard?
    with John Zerilli, James Maclaurin, and Colin Gavaghan
    Philosophy and Technology 32 (4): 661-683. 2019.
    We are sceptical of concerns over the opacity of algorithmic decision tools. While transparency and explainability are certainly important desiderata in algorithmic governance, we worry that automated decision-making is being held to an unrealistically high standard, possibly owing to an unrealistically high estimate of the degree of transparency attainable from human decision-makers. In this paper, we review evidence demonstrating that much human decision-making is fraught with transparency pro…Read more
  •  13
    Algorithmic Decision-Making and the Control Problem
    with John Zerilli, James Maclaurin, and Colin Gavaghan
    Minds and Machines 29 (4): 555-578. 2019.
    The danger of human operators devolving responsibility to machines and failing to detect cases where they fail has been recognised for many years by industrial psychologists and engineers studying the human operators of complex machines. We call it “the control problem”, understood as the tendency of the human within a human–machine control loop to become complacent, over-reliant or unduly diffident when faced with the outputs of a reliable autonomous system. While the control problem has been i…Read more
  •  10
    Algorithmic Decision-Making and the Control Problem
    with John Zerilli, James Maclaurin, and Colin Gavaghan
    Minds and Machines 29 (4): 555-578. 2019.
    The danger of human operators devolving responsibility to machines and failing to detect cases where they fail has been recognised for many years by industrial psychologists and engineers studying the human operators of complex machines. We call it “the control problem”, understood as the tendency of the human within a human–machine control loop to become complacent, over-reliant or unduly diffident when faced with the outputs of a reliable autonomous system. While the control problem has been i…Read more
  •  7
    Levels of Representation in Discourse Relations
    with Ted Sanders and Jon Oberlander
    Cognitive Linguistics 12 (3). 2002.
  •  6
    Algorithmic Decision-Making and the Control Problem
    with John Zerilli, James Maclaurin, and Colin Gavaghan
    Minds and Machines 29 (4): 555-578. 2019.
    The danger of human operators devolving responsibility to machines and failing to detect cases where they fail has been recognised for many years by industrial psychologists and engineers studying the human operators of complex machines. We call it “the control problem”, understood as the tendency of the human within a human–machine control loop to become complacent, over-reliant or unduly diffident when faced with the outputs of a reliable autonomous system. While the control problem has been i…Read more
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    Roles for Event Representations in Sensorimotor Experience, Memory Formation, and Language Processing
    with Martin Takac
    Wiley: Topics in Cognitive Science 13 (1): 187-205. 2021.
    Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 187-205, January 2021.
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    Topics in Cognitive Science, EarlyView.
  •  3
    Event‐Predictive Cognition: A Root for Conceptual Human Thought
    with Martin V. Butz, Asya Achimova, and David Bilkey
    Topics in Cognitive Science 13 (1): 10-24. 2021.
    Topics in Cognitive Science, EarlyView.