First call for proposals results in promising new Human-centered AI research collaborations

The focus area Human-centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) organized its first round of the returning Call for Proposals this spring. Three interdisciplinary proposals will receive funding.

The HAI-board is content with the involvement of researchers from all three HAI-faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Science. Within the projects, researchers from other faculties and the UMCU are involved. This is a promising start of future interdisciplinary collaborations within the focus area. The proposals will be carried out as part of the HAI Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Read more about the proposals below.

Simulating cognitive development after brain damage

By Tanja Nijboer (Social and Behavioural Sciences), in collaboration with Manon Benders (UMCU), Freek Hoebeek (UMCU), Frank Wijnen (Humanities), and Albert Salah (Science).

In this proposal, the team will work on a building a cognitive model for the developing brain that could be adjusted to diagnosis specific characteristics and cognitive domains. For such an endeavour, a multidisciplinary approach is required, bringing together experts from cognitive modelling, cognitive neuroscience and medical doctors.

The proposal is part of the SIG Social and Cognitive Modelling.

Logical Normativity and Logical Reasoning in AI Systems

By Natasha Alechina (Science), Colin Caret (Humanities) and Erik Stei (Humanities)

The project will combine philosophy of logic and computing sciences to investigate the normative constraints logic may put on reasoning of both human agents and AI systems. The team aims to contribute to the resolution of notorious problems within the research field.

This proposal is part of the SIG Knowledge representation and reasoning.

Toward Reasoning with Emotions in Social Interaction

By Mehdi Dastani (Science) and Jan Broersen (Humanities)

The goal of this collaborative research is to model the reasoning patterns of emotions in social interaction. In particular, our research pays attention to the strategic behaviors of human-centered emotional intelligence.

This proposal is part of the SIGs Knowledge representation and reasoning and Autonomous Intelligent Systems.