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19 Apr
Colloquium: "From the physiological to the social: Thinking about the human in human-AI interaction"
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

Topic

Research, Technology

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students

University Unit
School of Computing and Information: Office of the Dean
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Colloquium: "From the physiological to the social: Thinking about the human in human-AI interaction"

Abstract

How can we develop AI systems that can ethically, competently, and autonomously interact with all people? What does it mean to think about the human when designing and developing AI systems? Understanding how human physiological, affective, and cognitive processes interact with social-cultural structures and knowledge during design, development, and integration of these systems is critical to developing more equitable, ethical, and competent systems. In this talk, I will discuss my work on developing a hybrid cognitive architecture that enables more tractable development of computational cognitive models that are moderated by physiological and affective processes. I will also consider how we might think critically about anti-Blackness in the context of Human-AI interaction, and anchor some of this discussion using an audit of a knowledge graph and cognitive modeling. Lastly, I'll discuss how my own work relates to research and teaching within SCI.

Bio

Chris Dancy received his PhD from Penn State in Information Science and Technology with a focus in AI and Cognitive Science. His work has traditionally been at the intersection of computational physiology and computational cognitive science, laboring to understand how physiological, affective, and cognitive processes interact. He uses computational physio-cognitive models (typically those anchored by the ACT-R or ACT-R/Phi architecture) to study these processes, as well as what these interactions mean for human-AI interaction.  More recently, Chris has begun to think seriously about how sociocultural processes may interact with the aforementioned individual level processes, with a particular focus on Blackness and anti-Blackness. Dr. Dancy has been chair of the Behavioral Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRiMS) society, a Program Chair for the SBP-BRiMS conference, and is on the advisory board for the Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures at Bucknell University.

RSVP: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2KBFX0u8rAPNJk 

Monday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Event

Colloquium: "From the physiological to the social: Thinking about the human in human-AI interaction"

Abstract

How can we develop AI systems that can ethically, competently, and autonomously interact with all people? What does it mean to think about the human when designing and developing AI systems? Understanding how human physiological, affective, and cognitive processes interact with social-cultural structures and knowledge during design, development, and integration of these systems is critical to developing more equitable, ethical, and competent systems. In this talk, I will discuss my work on developing a hybrid cognitive architecture that enables more tractable development of computational cognitive models that are moderated by physiological and affective processes. I will also consider how we might think critically about anti-Blackness in the context of Human-AI interaction, and anchor some of this discussion using an audit of a knowledge graph and cognitive modeling. Lastly, I'll discuss how my own work relates to research and teaching within SCI.

Bio

Chris Dancy received his PhD from Penn State in Information Science and Technology with a focus in AI and Cognitive Science. His work has traditionally been at the intersection of computational physiology and computational cognitive science, laboring to understand how physiological, affective, and cognitive processes interact. He uses computational physio-cognitive models (typically those anchored by the ACT-R or ACT-R/Phi architecture) to study these processes, as well as what these interactions mean for human-AI interaction.  More recently, Chris has begun to think seriously about how sociocultural processes may interact with the aforementioned individual level processes, with a particular focus on Blackness and anti-Blackness. Dr. Dancy has been chair of the Behavioral Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRiMS) society, a Program Chair for the SBP-BRiMS conference, and is on the advisory board for the Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures at Bucknell University.

RSVP: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2KBFX0u8rAPNJk 

Monday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Event