The Wisdom of Being Wise: A Brief Introduction to Computational Wisdom

Stephen Marsh, Mark Dibben, and Natasha Dwyer

This paper explores how the very human notion of Wisdom can be incorporated in the different behaviour and ultimately reasonings of our computational systems. In particular, it extends and combines previous work in the areas of Computational Trust, Socially Adept Technologies, Device Comfort and the more recent notion of Slow Computing that was teased out at a recent Dagstuhl seminar. A brief exposition of Wisdom, its place in autonomous sociotechnical systems, and pointers to how we can make it work are provided. Further work is explored.