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Why provenance is fundamental for people

Posted by paulgroth in science blogging | vu university amsterdam

Source: Think Links

Here’s an interesting TED talk by cognitive psychologist Paul Bloom about the origins of  pleasure. What’s cool to me is he uses the same anecdotes (Hans van Meergeren, Joshua Bell) that I’ve used previously to illustrate the need for provenance.   I often make a technical case for provenance for automated systems. He makes a compelling case that provenance is fundamental for people. Check out the video below… and let me know what you think.

Thanks to Shiyong Lu for the pointer.

Filed under: communicating provenance, interdisciplinary research Tagged: people, provenance, ted

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