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Can pluralist approaches to computational cognitive modeling of human needs and values save our democracies?

In the following paper, Markus Peschl and his colleagues tackled the issue of data control, privacy. They suggest that essential developments such as the European GDPR should be accompanied by major technological changes such as Cognitive Personal Assistant Systems to assist people to effectively govern their personal data on the WWW. Peschl, M.F. (2018). Shifting…

Why a systems thinking perspective on cognition matters for innovation and knowledge creation

Together with Thomas Grisold, Markus Peschl argued that systems thinking perspective can explain why it is hard for us to anticipate the world under conditions of uncertainty. Our brain extrapolates its predictions of the future from past experiences. It, therefore, avoids novelty. This phenomenon can be well explained by systems thinking – and they further…