Tuesday Oct. 11
Colloquium: Dr. Ujwal Gadiraju (Delft University of Technology) - Human-Centered AI: A Crowd Computing Perspective
12:30 to 2 p.m.
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Abstract: The unprecedented rise in the adoption of artificial intelligence techniques and automation in many contexts is concomitant with shortcomings of such technology with respect to robustness, interpretability, usability, trustworthiness, and explainability. Crowd computing offers a viable means to leverage human intelligence at scale for data creation, enrichment, and interpretation, demonstrating a great potential to improve the performance of AI systems and increase the adoption of AI in general. In this talk, Dr. Gadiraju will discuss opportunities in crowd computing to propel better AI technology, and argues that to make such progress, fundamental problems need to be tackled from both the computational and interactional standpoints. He will shed light on the research needed to help pave a future where humans can benefit by working seamlessly with AI systems.

Bio: Ujwal Gadiraju is a tenured assistant professor in the Software Technology Department of the EEMCS Faculty, Delft University of Technology. He is a Director of the Delft AI “Design@Scale” Lab, and a member of the program management team of the TU  Delft AI Labs. In addition, Ujwal co-leads a research line on Crowd Computing and Human-Centered AI at the Web Information Systems group. He is a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM, and a board member of CHI Netherlands. His research interests lie at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Information Retrieval  (IR), with a special focus on Crowd Computing. His current research focuses on creating novel methods, interfaces, systems, and tools to overcome existing challenges on our path toward building trustworthy AI systems and facilitating better reliance of humans on AI systems. For more details see: http://ujwalgadiraju.com

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