Towards Boosting People's Performance: Multiple Case Analyses of Using Cognitive Assistants
Cognitive assistants (CAs)
Cognitive assistants (CAs) are new decision tools, able to augment human capabilities and expertise understanding the environment around us with a depth and clarity. CAs can provide people with high-quality recommendations and help them make better data driven decision. People problem solving capabilities significantly augmented by the interaction of people and CAs. Apple Siri, IBM Watson, Google Home, Amazon Echo are the notable examples of CAs.

This open-ended interview is part of a study to design an instrument to know the perceptions of global users of cognitive assistants (CAs) for developing a theoretical model of improved performance. By responding to the open-ended questions, you will provide essential information for developing the theory of improved performance. Please answer all items. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the researcher:

Md. Abul Kalam Siddike (kalam.siddike@gmail.com)
PhD Candidate
Graduate School of Knowledge Science
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1292 Japan

1. Please describe any cognitive assistants you have used in the last month? (e.g. IBM Watson/Apple Siri/Google Home/Amazon Echo/Other)
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2. Please explain how you interact with your cognitive assistants? (e.g. speech/typing/gesture/multi-modal/other)
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3. Do you feel that your cognitive assistants extends your own cognitive abilities? (e.g. unsure/not much/in certain contexts/a lot)
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4. Do you believe that CAs increase your level of intelligence (verbal or pictorial or mathematical or descriptive)? If yes, would you please explain it?
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5. Do you think that cognitive assistants increase your capabilities? If yes, which capabilities and how? (e.g. awareness of options/criteria to consider in decision making/other
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6. Do you think that cognitive assistants improve your performance? If yes, how? (e.g. get more things done/get things done faster/ get things done and learn about more things to do/ other)
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7. What issues are most important to the success of cognitive assistants? (e.g. trust/privacy/governance/policy/other)
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8. Your Name
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9. Your organization
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10. Your designation
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11. Your country
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