A. Henderson, Jed Harris
People invent and revise their conversation midsentence. People assume they understand enough to converse and then simply jump in; all the while they monitor and correct when things appear to go astray from the purposes at hand. This article explores how this adaptive regime works, and how it meshes with less adaptive regimes of machines and systems. A Tale of Two Stories A colleague told us a story of two friends discussing euthanasia. At least, that was what one thought they were discussing. The other heard the discussion as being about "youth in Asia." Remarkably, the conversation went…
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