Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Agents
Dates: 24-25 January 2019
Location: Chip lecture hall, EWI building, Mekelweg 4, Delft
Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Agents are hot topics. These days, it is possible to encounter humanoid speaking robots like Pepper, NAO, and Sophia in shops, airports, or hospitals. Smart living assistants such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Microsoft Cortana are slowly conquering our homes and our cars. Additionally, speaking avatars are being developed for education and therapy. Although all these agents have different embodiments, they share one thing: it is possible to converse with them. But what is the quality of the conversation? Are the agents good communication partners? And can we believe what they tell us? Why and how do they make certain choices
The 4TU Humans&Technology cooperation is organizing a workshop on Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Agents. Experts from several universities will present their research in these fields and share what they expect for the future. A discussion session will give room to actively discuss and exchange ideas, while a panel session at the end of the workshop is intended to provide different perspectives and new insights on the two core topics. We will also demo the Pepper robot for an opportunity to experience a conversational agent in action.
The workshop takes places at the Chip lecture hall, EWI building, Mekelweg 4, Delft.
24 and 25 of January 2019.
The program starts at 08.45 with welcome, registration and coffee.
The entrance is free, as well as coffee and tea. Lunch is at your own expense at the nearby canteen.
Please register HERE
Thursday January 24, 2019: Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Chairman: Bernd Dudzik
09:15 Opening on behalf of TU Delft // Interactive Intelligence (host) - Prof.dr. Catholijn Jonker (TU Delft)
09:30 Opening on behalf of 4TU cooperation between Dutch technical universities - Prof. dr. D.K.J. Heylen (UTwente)
09:45 Making robot behavior more intuitive - Dr Maartje de Graaf (Utrecht University)
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 Explaining cognitive agents - Ir. Vincent Koeman (TU Delft)
11:10 Council of coaches - Prof. dr. D.K.J. Heylen (UTwente)
11:35 Self-explaining Social Robots for Health Education - Ir. Frank Kaptein (TU Delft)
13:00 Robots that Listen to People's Hearts: The Role of Emotions in the Communication between Humans and Social Robots - Prof. dr. Ana Paiva (Universida de Lisboa)
13:30 Conversations with children - Prof. dr. Koen Hindriks (TU Delft / Vrije Universiteit)
14:10 Transparency in decision making based on deep learning models - Prof. dr. Jack van Wijk (TU Eindhoven)
14:35 Applied Explainable AI for classification problems through contrastive explanations - Jasper van der Waa, MSc (TNO)
14:50 Tea Break
15:00 Workshop - Ir. V. Koeman, Ir. F. Kaptein (TU Delft)
16.30 Drinks and demo's of XAI/CA
Friday January 25, 2019: Conversational Agents
Chairwoman: Fran Burger
09:30 Enhancing Trust in Autonomous Vehicles through Intelligent User Interfaces that Mimic Human Behavior - Ir. Peter Ruijten (TU Eindhoven)
10:00 ARIA VALUSPA - Artificial Retrieval of Information Assistants – Virtual Agents with Linguistic Understanding, Social skills, and Personalised Aspects (TBC) - Dr. Merijn Bruijnes (UTwente)
10:25 A social robot for patient reported outcome measurements - Ir. Roel Boumans (TU Delft)
10:50 Coffee break
11:10 PAL Project: behavioral styles for education - Dr. Rifca Peters (TU Delft)
11:20 Pepper and the Nurse: a team or a mismatch? - Drs. Daisy van de Putte (Erasmus University)
13:00 “This is Hero” – Talk on the importance of getting acquainted in child-robot interaction. - Drs. M. Ligthart (TU Delft)
13:25 Big data and health communication (TBC) - Prof. Julia van Weert (Universiteit Amsterdam)
13:50 Tea/coffee break
14:10 Talking about actions and values for behavior support - Dr. Myrthe Tielman (TU Delft)
14:35 Conversational agents in psychotherapy - an overview - Dr. Willem-Paul Brinkman (TU Delft)
15:00 Panel discussion Panelists: Prof. Mark Neerincx, Prof. Jack van Wijk, Prof Julia van Weert, Ir. Jeroen Wildenbeest