Concurrent Computer and Human Information Processing
The category of machines is generalized to include living systems as well as conventional mechanical and electrical systems. The man-machine interface is treated as a special case of the interaction of two subsystems of a complex machine. The problem of optimizing the man-machine interface can be considered as a special case of the problem of matching the impedance of interacting systems. The role of concurrent computation is discussed for machines that are intended to provide their operators with decision-sup- port and other capabilities that are normally believed to require intelligence.
KeywordsLiving System Human Vision System Computer Architecture Human Information Processing Image Pyramid
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