报告主题：Human Aware, Collaborative, Artificial Intelligence (HACAI):a prospectus
报告人：Professor Anthony G Cohn, FREng
School of Computing, University of Leeds
(& Visiting Professor Tongji University)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly in the news and a matter of public interest, and indeed has been providing new and impressive levels of intelligence. Traditionally, AI systems have been most successful where either humans are not directly involved in the task, or where the computer and human have been adversarial, such as in game playing scenarios as manifested in the recent success of AlphaGo. But there are many potential areas of application where an AI system should be “human aware”, and be able to collaborate with humans. In this talk, I will survey the challenges in achieving human aware AI, where the humans and AI systems genuinely collaborate, and the prospects for success.
Tony Cohn holds BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Essex. He spent 10 years at the University of Warwick before moving to Leeds in 1990 where he founded a research group working on knowledge representation and reasoning with a particular focus on qualitative spatial/spatio-temporal reasoning. His research has broadened to encompass Cognitive Vision, Robotics, Grounding Language in Vision, Decision Support System (particularly for Urban Infrastructure), and computational neuroscience. He is Editor-in-Chief Spatial Cognition and Computation and has been Chairman/President of the UK AI Society SSAISB, the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), KR inc, the IJCAI Board of Trustees and was the Editor-in-Chief for Artificial Intelligence 2007-2014 and of the AAAI Press 2004-14. He remains a Director of KR Inc.
He is the recipient of the 2015 IJCAI Donald E Walker Distinguished Service Award which honours senior scientists in AI for contributions and service to the field during their careers, as well as the 2012 AAAI Distinguished Service Award for “extraordinary and sustained service to the artificial intelligence community”. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is also a Fellow of AAAI, AISB, EurAI (Founding Fellow), the BCS, and the IET.