As machines take a more active role in human-machine networks (HMNs), they exert an increasing level of influence on other participants. Machines are not just passive participants in such networks, merely mediating communication between humans; technological advances allow greater autonomy and the performance of increasingly complex tasks. While most psychology and sociological models only attribute agency to human actors, more recent models have been proposed that attribute agency also to machines, such… Read More

One of the main objectives of the HUMANE project is to come up with a typology and profiling framework of Human-Machine Networks. We just finished a paper based on the first revision of our typology. The paper is going to be presented at the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction International, Toronto, Canada, 17 – 22 July 2016. A pre-print of the paper is available here, the abstract of which reads:  In this paper we… Read More