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Cognitive Design for AI

The objective of this doctoral school is to provide participants with an understanding about the Cognitive Design approach to the field of artificial intelligence, AI. Cognitive Design focuses on designing products, interfaces and experiences that meet the cognitive processes and needs of the user. Among questions subject to be discussion are: 

1. What would characterize an AI system created using Cognitive Design? 

2. What are some examples of AI systems created using Cognitive Design? 

3. How does the explanatory power of AI systems created using a Cognitive Design approach compare with AI systems created with a machine-oriented approach?

The course will delve deeply on these topics by presenting different case studies showing the potential of the Cognitive Design approach when applied to realization of novel technologies.

16 May 2024, 9:00 – 18:00, Otakaari 1, Room U121a

17 May 2024, 9:00 – 18:00, Otakaari 1, Room U137a (Historiahuone)

Schedule of activities and cover image of Antonio Lieto's book titled "Cognitive Design for Artificial Minds".
Portrait photo of Antonio Lieto in glasses outdoors
Antonio Lieto, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. in Computer Science at the University of Salerno

Antonio Lieto, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. in Computer Science at the University of Salerno, and author of Cognitive Design for Artificial Minds is our invited tutor for the course. His research interests are at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Human-Computer Interaction and focuses on the following areas: knowledge representation and automated reasoning, common sense reasoning, semantic/language technologies, cognitive architectures for intelligent interactive agents (embodied and not), persuasive technologies. He has been Vice-President of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences (AISC, 2017-2022), the recipient of the “Outstanding BICA Research Award” from the Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architecture Society (USA) and is an ACM Distinguished Speaker on the topics of cognitively inspired AI. He is member of the Scientific Board of the Italian Association for AI (AIxIA).

The school, AXM-L1000, is hosted by the Dept. of Art and Media Doctor of Arts Studies Programme. 

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