Interactive Intelligence Group
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.
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:
25 november 2019
Interview with Catholijn Jonker at HumaneAI kickoff
Recently Catholijn Jonker gave an interview at the HumaneAI kickoff in Berlin. HumanE AI is driven by the fundamental Science & Technology challenges of modern AI and the need for fundamentally new interaction methods between AI systems and humans.
18 november 2019
Te weinig AI-studenten terwijl bedrijfsleven om hen zit te springen
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is net zo'n belangrijke uitvinding als elektriciteit of de stoommachine, maar Nederland toont te weinig visie en steekt er onvoldoende geld in. Dat zeggen zeven hoogleraren in reactie op het Strategisch Actieplan AI dat de overheid vorige maand presenteerde.
13 november 2019
Technology on the frontier of race for Global Domination: Cyberspace, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics
I have studied computer science and developed in the area of artificial intelligence and since then pursuing my research with an emphasis on creating support technology and specifically the support of decision making. To a large extend, my aim is to form a debate in the liberation, that is, helping people argue for or against something and in developing negotiating support systems. It helps to think about people’s values. If one talks to people and understands why they have a certain opinion, one might still disagree but also discover that these are descent people, and understand why they choose different from one’s choice. Thus, the Delft University of Technology and several other universities are supporting the idea of responsible AI.
03 november 2019
Catholijn Jonker speaker at Brave New World
On Tuesday november 5th Catholijn Jonker will speak at the Brave New World Conference a Leiden University.