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Reference and guide to SFIA version 8. Framework status: Development.

#80 Cognitive Computing and Robotics: change request pending

Welcoming our new computer overlords to SFIA

The case for integrating Cognitive Computing and robotics skills into SFIA

The emergence of Cognitive Computing and pervasive robotics in everything from self-driving cars to assistive chatbots is going to transform human society during our lifetimes in as far reaching a manner as anything the agricultural, industrial or information revolutions achieved. 

Professor Stephen Hawking says it's either the best or worst thing for humanity:

I would prefer that we determine the outcome by taking the lead, rather than waiting to find out!

Tom Ilube (no. 1 in the UK PowerList 2017) says it will have the most profound impact on (Africa) us and are decided by algorithms that we define. Look at what the Google AI Robot says is a 'beautiful baby':

Right now, SFIA doesn't even know what a beautiful baby is, let alone how to define it, describe it, learn what one looks like, or understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Let's ensure the history of Cognitive Computing and robitics is kind to the human race.... by writing it! (enter SFIA).

PS. I have tagged this as an Emerging Technology Monitoring topic, but in truth its a topic so vast and all encompassing we can put all the other SFIA categories into it and still have room for the radius of AI enabled technology that will reach into space.

Attached to Emerging technology monitoring


What we decided

Deferred. Important topic which is now on the investigation road map to be started after SFIA7.

James Holt says:
Jan 23, 2020 11:49 AM

Agreed this is needed and promptly. By some definitions (e.g. Microsoft's) the term cognitive is used to refer to a subset of machine learning, specifically the use of pre-built models e.g. image recognition, OCR etc, as opposed to models you define and/or train yourself. So I think the better heading term here would be something like "Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence"