Identify and classify the seven types of available data: content, benchmark, procedural, medical, environmental, research, and quality assurance. A system must pragmatically balance these variables to come up with specific outputs in reaction to customized and changing inputs.
Establish preset scenarios, patterns, examples, and benchmarks so that the computer can make appropriate comparisons and subsequent interpretations.
Determine which functions the computer will perform after processing these data. Accordingly, design an interface that allows the user to easily navigate and execute the functions.
Strategize how executed software functions will be compatible with hardware and other peripherals networked in the communications loop.
Build protocols for security, system override, and redundancy, providing for a contingency should the technology malfunction or fail. Knowledge management will be a crucial consideration in building those protocols, as the desire is to provide information on a need-to-know basis but at the same time make information flexible enough for those who do have permission for access.
—Jason B. Lee
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