Our mission is to understand and engineer collaboration between humans & agents. We develop theories, models and methods of interactive intelligence by combining methods from AI and the social sciences.
The Interactive Intelligence (II) section focusses on socially interactive, intelligent agents. We research the intelligence that underlies and co-evolves during the repeated interactions of human and technology “agents” who cooperate to achieve a joint goal. Our research program aims for synergy and social interaction between humans and technology, to empower humans in their social context. The new technological challenges we face arise from the need to integrate Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Engineering, and behavioural sciences. In particular, the technological challenge is to develop socially aware agents that in interaction with humans co-adapt and co-learn over time. Social awareness implies context-awareness with the knowledge to interpret the physical situation in social terms and the knowledge to behave in a distinctive individual way that is personalized towards those the agent interacts with. In this manner, we endeavour to develop the interactive agent technology that empowers humans and groups of humans to deal with the societal and individual challenges such as the increasing need for sustained self-management for healthy ageing, safety and life-long education.
Behaviour modelling, Mental models/ToM, Responsible AI/EXAI, Intelligent agents, Multi-modal perception systems, Knowledge representation x ML, Socio-cognitive engineering, Humane/Hybrid AI, Long-term interaction, Situated awareness.
We are part of the Department of Intelligent Systems.
We are participating in:
12 May 2021
Kunstmatige intelligentie: zegen of bedreiging?
Op 10 mei j.l. ging Catholijn Jonker in de debat met Eric Postma over het onderwerp "Kunstmatige intelligentie: zegen of bedreiging?" in de lezingenreeks bij de Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Natuurkunde Diligentia. (Dutch)
11 May 2021
Machine op de divan van de logica: Mens over AI over AI
Catholijn Jonker gaf op 22 april een voordracht over artificiële intelligentie: "Machine op de divan van de logica; Mens over AI over AI" op een bijeenkomst van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. (Dutch)
11 May 2021
II neemt deel aan de JAIN Challenge
Mark Neerincx en Catholijn Jonker namen op 21 april j.l. deel aan de JAIN challenge. (Dutch)
10 May 2021
Interactive Intelligence group has big success at AAMAS 2021
We are happy to announce that in this years iteration of AAMAS, the flagship conference on (multi)agent systems, our Interactive Intelligence group had a big success!
10 May 2021
AI in de designfase: onbegrensd beperkt?
Catholijn Jonker gaf op 22 april j.l. een voordracht "AI in de designfase: onbegrensd beperkt?" over Hybrid Intelligence met het thema ‘AI in healthcare: towards a doctor-driven approach?’ tijdens het derde online Medical Delta Café van 2021. (dutch)
04 May 2021
Case Study AI in Image Driven Care
On monday April 12th Cathlijn Jonker gave the lecture "Case Study AI in Image Driven Care" at the Lorentz Center. It was part of the workshop Explainable Medical AI.
09 March 2021
Paper about influence in structured multiagent environments published
Making decisions in complex environments is a key challenge in artificial intelligence (AI). Situations involving multiple decision makers are particularly complex, leading to computational intractability of principled solution methods.
22 February 2021
Emma van Zoelen invited to the HRI Pioneers workshop
03 December 2020
Best Paper Runner Up Award for HAI 2020
Marco Rozendaal, Evert van Beek, Pim Haselager, David Abbink and Catholijn Jonker recently received the Best Paper Runner Up Award for the HAI 2020 conference.
19 November 2020
Catholijn Jonker gives keynote speech at Prima 2020
The 23rd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems is being held from November 18 to 20, 2020. Agent-based Computing addresses the challenges in managing distributed computing systems and networks through monitoring, communication, consensus-based decision-making and coordinated actuation.