Call for papers: deadline May 13, 2022
VIU will host a workshop on semantic techniques for narrative-based understanding at the premier international gathering of researchers in AI, the IJCAI-ECAI conference, in Vienna in July 2022. The workshop is developed with MUHAI partners Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
The workshop will explore how AI systems can employ narratives in the realization of human-centric AI. Human-centric AI focuses on collaborating with humans, enhancing human capabilities, and empowering humans to better achieve their goals. This requires that we complement the reactive intelligence of today's neuro-statistical machine learning with deliberative intelligence based on rich models of the problem situation: computational representations of narratives, elaborate ontologies, fine-grained semantic parsing inspired by cognitive linguistics and construction grammar, reasoning and inference, mental simulation, the consultation of semantic resources such as knowledge graphs and episodic memories of past situations, and a control architecture that can flexibly combine all these knowledge sources to arrive at coherent understanding.
IJCAI-ECAI 2022 is the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 25th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
For further information on the workshop and to apply, visit the dedicated page on the MUHAI Project website.
MUHAI – Meaning and Understanding in Human-centric AI – explores a radically new approach to push the envelope of Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence technology to come to grips with meaning and understanding. The VIU TEN Program is a partner of the project and leader of Work Package 4 – Communication, Dissemination and Ethics – under the coordination of prof. Luc Steels, who is also MUHAI Scientific Coordinator.
This project has received funding from the European
Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement No. 951846