SYMBIOTIC HUMAN-MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
BETTER CITIES THROUGH SOFTWARE INTELLIGENCE
Greater Quality of Life
Through City Partnerships
with Software Intelligence
CIVIC VALUE IN SOFTWARE
The dominant GUI of the past forty-four years for interacting with computers was designed in 1973 to correspond to the childlike primitives of eye-hand coordination as a superior alternative to command languages in directing computer functions. The computer was a tool to be used, or a powerful functionary to automate human tasks. The interface itself became a transparent means-to- an-end, focusing on the directing of computer functions, accessing information resources, or launching applications or forms.
However, in the past several years, with the introduction of such capabilities as machine learning, layered neural nets, complex analytics, and advanced expert systems, the transparency of existing interfaces becomes a lost opportunity in collaborative intelligence: machines as collaborative partners rather than mute functionaries.
By contrast, the Mindports® AI design capitalizes on this opportunity by establishing simple mathematical isomorphism between human design, intention, and choice, on the human- machine interface, and algebraic expression, instituting a new data model yielding key advantages in real-time analytic adaptations, situational awareness, workflow automation and emergency response. This means machines, software, government workers, and citizens can all contribute to the building of thinking cities and a higher quality of life.
Notably, the Mindports® AI platform ultimately achieves these capabilities by providing a means by which humans may engage in a work and design phase that provides machines with a new and superior starting point for human-machine learning. As such, it may offer the first opportunity for humans to engage machines not only in functionary and support roles but in true learning and decision partnerships, achieving situational awareness, guided emergency response, new types of workflow automation, and continuous dialogue with machines.
At the same time, Mindports® AI can be shown to deliver immediate and significant gains in workflow efficiency and automation, meaning the entire undertaking can result in cost savings significant enough to deliver negative cost installations, even without the delivery of the more advanced capabilities described here.
The end goal is not the 'smart' city, but the 'thinking' city, a city endowed at its software core with the capabilities of human community, identity,and history. The thinking city and thinking enterprise will provide superior situational awareness, emergency preparedness and response, law enforcement, disease control, workflow automation, and oversight and compliance.
It is this shifting of horizon, from subject-object computing to subject-subject computing, that will provide universities and researchers with decades of subject matter, and unlimited opportunities for critical analysis of data. As a scientifically founded and based company, Mindports® AI will create open public-private- university partnerships to explore and pursue these vital capabilities that will benefit civic quality of life, safety, relationships, and lifetime learning, ultimately merging city and university.
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