Tuesday, July 13, 2020
University of British Columbia
Talk: “The Eyes are the Windows to the Mind: Implications for AI-driven personalized interaction”.
Dr. Conati is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She received a M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Milan, as well as a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems at the University of Pittsburgh. Conati’s research is at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Cognitive Science, with the goal to create intelligent interactive systems that can capture relevant user’s properties (states, skills, needs) and personalize the interaction accordingly. Conati has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in this field and her research has received awards from a variety of venues, including UMUAI, the Journal of User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction (2002), the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2007), the International Conference of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2013, 2014), TiiS, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems (2014), and the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2016). Dr. Conati is an associate editor for UMUAI, ACM TiiS, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. She served as President of AAAC, (Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing), as well as Program or Conference Chair for several international conferences including UMAP, ACM IUI, and AI in Education. She serves on the Executive Committees of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and of CAIDA (the UBC Center for Artificial Intelligence, Decision AMking and Action)
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Talk: “Physical and Social Human-robot Interaction”.
Thursday, July 17, 2020
Talk: “Does My AI Help or Hurt? Exploring Human+AI Complementarity”.
Dr. Kori Inkpen is a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research AI. Kori’s current work is focused on Human+AI Collaboration to improve human decision making, particularly in high-stakes contexts. A key component of this research is understanding Bias and Fairness in Human+AI systems, and exploring ways to mitigate these biases. This is an area that she cares deeply about, and ethical issues in AI are a priority for Microsoft. Previously, her work focused on the potential of video to transform the way we interact with friends, families, colleagues, and strangers. Over the years her work has made significant contributions in the areas of Computer-Supports Collaboration Work and Human-Computer Interaction, exploring next generation video conferencing systems to connect people in new ways. Prior to joining Microsoft she was a professor of Computer Science at Dalhousie University (2001-2007) and Simon Fraser University (1998-2001).