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Winterschool on Humans & Technology

PhD Winterschool on Humans and Technology

The 4TU network is planning for the 5th iteration of a Winterschool on Humans &Technology, in collaboration with SIKS.

It will take place from November 1st - 5th 2021

 You can expect 5 days of (hopefully in person*):

  • lectures from experts in the field
  • doctoral consulting sessions
  • collaborative working sessions

With this Winterschool, we would like to connect the new generation of researchers on Humans and Technology to the already established network in the Netherlands. We would like to provide an opportunity to learn from each other by sharing research questions and experiences. We encourage the creation of white-papers.

*we are aiming at a physical Winterschool, Located in Delft in the Netherlands

Costs: free (including food and accommodation), no travel funding provided.

Registration Form 

You will be asked to upload a motivation letter as part of the online application. Registration deadline: September 24th

Monday Day 1: Human-AI co-learning

Organizers: Catharine Oertel (TU Delft)

Keynote speaker: Marcus Specht

Day 1 is concerned with how humans and AI can co-learn. 

 

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE: Human-Robot teams

12:00

Arriving and lunch

13:00

Welcome and Introductory remarks

13:30

Keynote/Invited Speaker: Learning Analytics

14:30

PhD student poster presentation with Coffee

16:00

Furhart: Interactive demo on Robotics

17:30

Tutorial Joost Broekens on the Interactive Robotics platforms (to design and prototype human-robot interactions. 

(snacks will be served)

19:00

Mingling and dinner

Tuesday Day 2: Human-AI co-evolution

Organizers: Mark Neerincx (TU Delft) and Wijnand IJsselsteijn (TU Eindhoven)

More and more, virtual agents and social robots will enter our working and leisure environments with increasing adaptation and learning capabilities. This results in an co-evolving human-AI system with, implicit and explicit, mutual adaptation and learning processes. This day will center on the design and evaluation of these continuous processes, aiming at advanced performance and well-being. Insights from evolutionary processes such as mutualistic symbiosis, habituation and human-animal collaboration will be presented and discussed, at the levels of hybrid teams and communities. The group work will make these concepts concrete with the design of a co-evolving social robot (“a new breed”).

 

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE: Human-AI Co-Evolution

9:00

Introduction theme and day

9:10

Keynote/Invited Speaker: Luisa Damiano

10:00

Coffee break and discussion

10:30

Keynote/Invited Speaker: tbd

11:15

Presentation: Mark Neerincx and Wijnand IJsselsteijn

12:00

Lunch

13:30

Panel discussion 

14:30

Group work

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

Group work & presentation

17:00

Drinks and Dinner

Wednesday Day 3:
Human-Robot teams: between performance and creativity; a social-signal processing perspective

Organizers: Catharine Oertel (TU Delft), Frank Broz (TU Delft), Senthil Chandrasegaran (TU Delft)

Day 3 is concerned with how humans and robots can work together in teams. 

  • What kind of social intelligence do robots need to possess to collaboratively work together with humans?
  • Which are scenarios in which working with robots can make us perform better?
  • Which are scenarios where robots can give us more space to be creative?

 

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE: Human-Robot teams

9:00

Keynote/Invited Speaker: Nale Willenbrock Lehman

10:00

Coffee break and discussion

10:30

Guided group creativity facilitation

12:00

lunch

13:30

Invited talk on Human-Robot teamwork

14:30

Group work

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

Group work

17:00

Drinks and Dinner

THURSDAY DAY 4: TRUST in HYBRID INTELLIGENCE

Organizers: Bernd Dudzik (TU Delft) and Birna van Riemsdijk (University of Twente)

Trust in Hybrid Intelligence: Hybrid Intelligence (HI) is the combination of human and machine intelligence, expanding human intellect instead of replacing it. HI takes human expertise and intentionality into account when making meaningful decisions and perform appropriate actions, together with ethical, legal and societal values. To enable such exchanges and collaboration between humans and intelligent machines, it is central that appropriate human-machine trust is established and maintained. During this day you will be familiarized with recent advances in the field of HI, with a specific focus on trust.


 PROGRAMME SCHEDULE: Trust in Hybrid Intelligence

 OPENING

09:00

Dr. Birna van Riemsdijk/Bernd Dudzik

 KEYNOTE

09:15

Dr. Myrthe Tielman (50min + 10min discussion)

 BREAK

10:15

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 BLOCK 1: DEVELOPING TRUSTWORTHY TECHNOLOGY

10:30

Speaker 1: TBA (15 min + 5 min discussion)

10:50

Speaker 2: TBA (15 min + 5 min discussion)

 BLOCK 2: HOW HUMANS TRUST SYSTEMS

11:10

Speaker 3: TBA (15 min + 5 min discussion)

11:30

Speaker 4: TBA (15 min + 5 min discussion)

 CLOSING

11:50

Dr. Birna van Riemsdijk/Bernd Dudzik

 LUNCH

12:00

Lunch

13.30

Social programme / PhD Defense Bernd Dudzik

FRIDAY DAY 5:  DIVERSITY & BIAS IN AI

Organizers: Minha Lee (TU Eindhoven) and Gijs Huisman (TU Delft)

Bias in AI comes in many forms. Voice assistants may not recognize certain accents, image recognition algorithms may mislabel people based on assumed race and gender, and embodied AI, like robots, can be non-inclusive in design, e.g., robots with "female" voices with white bodies. Thus, we think of ways to make room for greater diversity in the design and deployment of AI systems on this day, for ethics in AI should be an integral process rather than an afterthought. We will together 1) aim to understand and mitigate the effects of bias in AI and 2) outline how to promote diversity in and of future AI systems, as well as in AI research teams.

 

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE: Diversity & Bias in AI

9:00 – 9:10

Introduction

9:10 – 10:00

Keynote/Invited Speaker: Cameron Taylor

10:00

Coffee break and discussion

10:30

Guided group creativity facilitation

12:00

lunch

13:30

Group work

14:30

Discussion & Feedback

15:00

Closing

For previous 4TU H&T winterschools see: https://www.4tu.nl/ht/en/news/!/3913/winter_school_2018/

More details will follow in the next months. If you have questions please send an email to: j.g.vandemaat@utwente.nl