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Computers as Experts?

On the nonexistence of expert systems

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Harald Alard Mieg

Are computers able to take over functions normally confined to human experts, e.g. physicians? What is characteristic of human thought and expertise?
These questions are treated in a structurized, psychological way. We refer to the psychological research on problem solving, communication and organization of work places. We also examine open questions and obstacles computers are confronted with: e.g. responsibility? Our analysis leads to structurized, psychological criteria for the evaluation of computer systems.
Contents: Science and the Technological Attitude - The Psychology of Problem Solving - Expertise - Knowledge Representation - Interactive Capacity of Computers - Decision Support Systems.