UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd February:  Ewa Luger, University of Edinburgh – Making AI Intelligible; Designing for ethical and comprehensible intelligent systems
Ewa Luger, University of Edinburgh

Title

UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd February: Ewa Luger, University of Edinburgh – Making AI Intelligible; Designing for ethical and comprehensible intelligent systems

Abstract

The development of complex, intelligent systems has surpassed our ability to explain them. The market is increasingly populated with algorithmically-driven products for which users have limited mental models, putting their privacy at risk, and raising questions of human agency and control. Ensuring machine intelligence is ethically designed raises distinct challenges and implicates multiple spheres such as regulation, governance, education and design. In this talk I will present two studies; an investigation of the everyday use and comprehension of conversational agents, and a technique exploring privacy by design with system designers. I will also offer some early findings of a Wizard of Oz study testing player responses to an intelligent agent in Minecraft.

Biography

Ewa Luger is a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (Design Informatics), where her research explores applied ethics within the sphere of machine intelligence. This encompasses practical considerations such as data governance, consent, privacy, transparency, and how intelligent networked systems might be made intelligible to the user, through design. She was Previously a Fellow at Corpus Christi College (University of Cambridge), a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research (UK), and has a background in Political Science, HCI, and policy and digital inclusion in the non-profit sector.

Host

Ewa Luger will be hosted by Enrico Costanza. Please contact Enrico if you would like to have a meeting with Ewa.