- AKA: Cognition-Requiring Task, Conceptual Task.
- measure: Cognition Performance Measure.
- It can be solved by a Cognitive System (such as a knowledge worker or artificial intelligence).
- It can range from being a Routine Cognitive Task to being a Complex Cognitive Task.
- It can be instantiate in a Cognitive Act.
- It can (often) contain a Learning System.
- It can (often) contain a Reasoning Task.
- See: Mentally-Disabled Human, Automation Task.
- (Charness & Boot, 2009) ⇒ Neil Charness, and Walter R Boot. (2009). “Aging and Information Technology Use Potential and Barriers.” In: Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18(5).
- QUOTE: Why are older adults reluctant to adopt new technology, such as the Internet, given its potential to improve the quality of their lives? We review evidence indicating that attitudes and abilities are among the most powerful predictors of technology use. We conclude that normative age-related changes in ability must be taken into account when designing products and training programs for aging adults, and we discuss new tools to support designers. The most promising emerging technologies likely lie in training cognitive abilities and augmenting or substituting for impaired abilities.
- (Levy et al., 2003) ⇒ David H. Autor, Frank Levy, and Richard J Murnane. (2003). “The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration.” In: The Quarterly Journal of Economics. doi:10.1162/003355303322552801
- QUOTE: We apply an understanding of what computers do to study how computerization alters job skill demands. We argue that computer capital (1) substitutes for workers in performing cognitive and manual tasks that can be accomplished by following explicit rules; and (2) complements workers in performing nonroutine problem-solving and complex communications tasks.