Autonomous Information Behaviour: Towards a Conceptual Model
Autonomous information behaviour (AIB) proposes that autonomous intelligent agents exhibit information behaviour characteristics (i.e. “need, seek, manage, give, and use information in different contexts” Fisher, Erdelez, & McKechnie, 2005, p. xix) similar to that in humans. A preliminary conceptual model of AIB, derived from Wilson (2016) and Domingos (2015), is presented. Understanding autonomous information behaviour is important given the increasing prevalence of algorithmic decision-making in everyday life.