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Framing Cognitive Machines: A Sociotechnical Taxonomy
  • Pedro H. Albuquerque ,
  • Sophie Albuquerque
Pedro H. Albuquerque
ACCELERATION & ADAPTATION, Aix-Marseille Université

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Sophie Albuquerque
ACCELERATION & ADAPTATION, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
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Abstract

Aims: we propose a sociotechnical taxonomy for the analysis of socio-economic disruptions caused by technological innovations. Methodology: a transdisciplinary principled approach is used to build the taxonomy through categorization and characterization of technologies using concepts and definitions originating from cybernetics, occupational science, and economics. The sociotechnical taxonomy is then used, with the help of logical propositions, to connect the characteristics of different categories of technologies to their socio-economic effects, for example their externalities. Results: we offer concrete illustrations of concepts and uses, and an Industry 5.0 case study as an application of the taxonomy. We suggest that the taxonomy can inform the analysis of opportunities and risks related to technological disruptions, specially of those that result from the rise of cognitive machines.
15 Dec 2023Submitted to TechRxiv
22 Dec 2023Published in TechRxiv
2023Published in SSRN Electronic Journal. 10.2139/ssrn.4629424