Responsible Intelligent agents & Intelligent human/agent-agent interaction
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.
About the group
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:
05 juli 2022
Interactive Intelligence Group presents two papers at ICML'22
We will be presenting 2 papers at ICML’22, one of the top-tier international conferences in machine learning.
27 juni 2022
Waar blijft de planologie van AI?
Files, opstoppingen op sluiproutes waar de omgeving niet op is bedacht en waar omwonenden niet op zijn voorbereid, zijn aan de orde van de dag. Toch ligt de oorzaak niet per se bij het autogebruik dat in de afgelopen decennia is gestegen, maar eerder door routeplanners. Hoe veroorzaken zulke appjes dat? Dat is de schuld van onze insteek en mentaliteit als informatici. Sietze Kuilman van de Interactive Intelligence Group schreef een stuk voor Computable.
27 juni 2022
Best paper and poster at HHAI
Our team led by Michiel van der Meer and Enrico Liscio won best paper award and best poster award for their works. Michiel presented HyEnA, a hybrid method for extracting arguments from opinions. Enrico presented Axies, a hybrid methodology for identifying context-specific values.
11 mei 2022
Catholijn Jonker Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw
J.l. 26 april 2022 heeft Catholijn Jonker een Koninklijke Onderscheiding ontvangen. Het zogenoemde lintje is een beloning voor iemand die iets bijzonders heeft gedaan voor de Nederlandse samenleving. Jonker is benoemd tot Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw.
20 april 2022
Frans Oliehoek elected as Senior Member AAAI
Frans Oliehoek was elected as a senior member of the association for the advancement of artificial intelligence (AAAI).
29 maart 2022
Yu-Wen Chen won Best Poster/Video Award at EEMCS PhD Event 2022
Yu-Wen Chen, a PhD student in the Interactive Intelligence group, won the Best Poster/Video Award at EEMCS PhD Event 2022.
23 februari 2022
Data-driven blended care solution with virtual buddy for child health
Catharine Oertel and Mark Neerincx received funding for a new research project ePartners4All: a (personalised and) blended care solution with a virtual buddy for child health.
09 februari 2022
Pradeep Murukannaiah recognized as a best PC member at AAMAS 2022
AAMAS (International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems) is the largest and most influential conference in the area of agents and multiagent systems. Pradeep was a AAMAS 2022 Program Committee (PC) member in the area of Humans and AI. The AAMAS 2022 Area Chairs nominated candidates for best PC member award and the Program Chairs made the final selection of best PC members that fairly represent all the AAMAS areas.
17 januari 2022
Catholijn Jonker participates in introduction of the BOLD Cities program
Catholijn Jonker participated in the series "Coffee Break with Urbana", now on YouTube. Subject of this talk was among other things the introduction of the BOLD Cities program. The Leiden University, TU Delft, and Erasmus University Rotterdam through their BOLD Cities program brings together research and projects on Big, Open, and Linked Data (BOLD) to help cities work much more efficiently and encourage citizen engagement.
17 januari 2022
Pradeep and Catharine receive funding for BOLD-Cities network
Pradeep and Catharine receive funding for a three-year research project on Urban Dialogue modelling within the BOLD-Cities network.