Ironies of automation, Bainbridge, Automatica, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1983 With thanks to Thomas Depierre for the paper recommendation. Making predictions is a dangerous game, but as we look forward to the next decade a few things seem certain: increasing automation, increasing system complexity, faster processing, more inter-connectivity, and an even greater human and societal … Continue reading Ironies of automation
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