Autonomous Human-Machine Teams: Knowledge, Information, and Information Gaps in Knowledge

A special issue of Knowledge (ISSN 2673-9585).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2025 | Viewed by 147

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Department of Mathematics and Psychology, Paine College, Augusta, GA 30901, USA
Interests: autonomous human-machine teams and systems (A-HMT-S); artificial intelligence
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past, we have organized Special Issues for AI Magazine (2019);  Frontiers in Physics (2023); and Entropy (ongoing, until August, 2024).  Recently, we were offered an opportunity to organize a new Special Interest proposal for the journal Knowledge, which follows in draft

If you agree to publish one manuscript in Knowledge and collect one other author to submit a manuscript in Knowledge, you will become a co-editor along with me, in the order of confirmation(s).

This Special Issue calls for submissions to Knowledge that address what can be knowable about autonomous human-machine teams. We include propositional knowledge (a declarative assertion that a claim about reality is true); procedural knowledge (an assertion that a claim is true about how best to perform a task in reality; e.g., engineering decisions, applications, data management); and the unknowable knowledge about interactions that is sui generis to teams, especially those affected by interdependence, as occurs in all human-human interactions. We claim that interactions can cause a gap in knowledge to be unknowable (Lawless et al., 2023).

Dr. William Lawless
Guest Editor

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  • propositional knowledge
  • procedural knowledge
  • unknowable knowledge (embodied cognition)
  • Shannon information
  • non-decomposable interaction
  • interdependence
  • autonomy

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