Multi-Agent Systems Talk Series: Change for Social Good using AI

We are pleased to announce the next talk in the Multi-Agent Systems Talk Series at the Turing Institute.

1pm, 26 March 2021

Dr Kobi Gal,
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

“Behaviour Change for Social Good using AI”

Advances in technologies and interface design are enabling group activities of varying complexities to be carried out, in whole or in part, over the internet, with benefits to science and society (e.g., citizen science, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) and questions-and-answers sites). The need to support these highly diverse interactions brings new and significant challenges to AI, including how to provide incentives that keep participants motivated and productive; how to provide useful, information to system designers to help them decide whether and how to intervene with the group’s work; and how to evaluate the effects of AI interventions on the performance of individuals and the group. I will describe ongoing projects in my lab that address these challenges in two socially relevant settings — education and citizen science — and discuss potential ethical issues that arise from using AI for behaviour change.

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Friday, 26 March, 2021 - 13:00 to 13:45
Dr Kobi Gal
University of Edinburgh