Monday, December 20, 2010

Social Networking Can Bring in New Views, Not Just Echoes - NYTimes.com

A snapshot of projects at IBM’s Cambridge, MA research lab

That is the task being squarely addressed last week at I.B.M.’s Center for Social Software — a roughly 30-member lab that addresses “the modern-day challenges of collaborating across distributed, global enterprises.” The lab tries to use increasingly sophisticated computers to act as information advisers.

“I do think of computers as augmenting people, not replacing them,” said Irene Greif, the director of the research center. “We need help with the limits of the brain, but there are some things that our brains can do that computers can’t do.”

Social Networking Can Bring in New Views, Not Just Echoes - NYTimes.com

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