La conferenza Intelligent Tutoring Systems ITS 2021, 17 edizione ( ha accettato ancora un articolo co-redatto da Stefano Cerri (DKTS) e Philippe Lemoisson (CIRAD-TETIS, Francia), dal titolo: Sovereignty by personalization of information search: A collective wisdom may influence my knowledge.

Il lavoro descrive brevemente il nuovo prototipo VWA (ViewpointS Web Application) e una sperimentazione con una trentina di utenti per 10 settimane. Qui di seguito il riassunto originale cosĂŹ come la conclusione.
L'interesse di questo lavoro consiste nella possibilitĂ  di integrare in un solo strumento informatico per l'accesso all'Informazione, elementi di protezione dei dati e delle persone (sovranitĂ  informatica), intelligenza collettiva, intelligenza artificiale e anche eventualmente intelligenza emotiva.

With the experiment that we outline in this paper, we have had the ambition to pave the way for addressing the problem of supporting, enhancing and measuring collective AND informal learning, in particular serendipity. We want to support a new type of free navigation on Web resources (Documents, Topics, Events and Agents – human and artificial -) that is driven by the learner’s current needs and the preferences of the community of trust chosen by the learner, not by external actors. The experiment exploits the ViewpointS Web Application (VWA) prototype, that restructures a private version of a subset of the Web according to personalized choices in order to determine distances/proximities among resources. The process allows to enable, empower and measure the influence of members of the community of trust of the learner, on the learner’s choices when navigating in search of THE resources corresponding to THE immediate need, goal, strategy, wish. In the following, we will outline: 1. the rationale of our efforts and 2. the user’s reactions during the phase of -formal and informal- learning the functions and use of the prototypical software environment VWA, i.e.: a proof of concept for VWA.

We make reference to [20] in order to qualify our SandBox experiment as a proof of concept of several rather radical changes in the collective construction and retrieval of knowledge. Referring to the goal of this paper indicated by its title, we believe to have proved several concepts: 1. Users exploit the graph representation with relative ease and increasing interest; 2. the proximity introduced by “synapses” in the KM is a useful means for aggregating resources and influencing the Users’ navigation; 3. the three levels of personalization favor not only the trust of Users, but also their protection from external undesired influences (sovereignty); 4. the exploitation of collective wisdom by a trusted community allows to privilege shared values, interests, goals and knowledge; 5. learning the use of VWA in the SandBox has been a relative success, even if many suggested improvements of the current VWA platform will require to engage significant energy in the months to come.

Stefano A. CERRI
(Parma, 1947) è Professore Emerito di Informatica dell’Un. di Montpellier; Distinguished Fellow della Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento e Vice Presidente Ricerca e Sviluppo della Società Didael KTS (per maggiori dettagli sul CV, vedi: ).