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Computing Possible Futures

William B. Rouse


This book discusses the use of models and interactive visualizations to explore designs of systems and policies in determining whether such designs would be effective. Executives and senior managers are very interested in what “data analytics” can do for them and, quite recently, what the prospects are for artificial intelligence and machine learning. They want to understand and then invest wisely. They are reasonably skeptical, having experienced overselling and under-delivery. They ask about reasonable and realistic expectations. Their concern is with the futurity of decisions they are curre ... More

Keywords: computational model, mental model, data analytics, interactive visualization, artificial intelligence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198846420
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198846420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William B. Rouse, author
Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology