Leon Reicherts

Leon Reicherts
PhD Student
Pronouns: he/him/his
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Room: B.01
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom


My research focuses on how intelligent (conversational) agents or assistants can support people when they collaborate - in both remote and face-to-face scenarios. I am particularly interested in how such agents can help people overcome biases and fallacies by taking part in their conversations/interactions in meaningful ways when they solve problems or make decisions. The aim of the agent interventions is to enable people to identify which of their inferences, interpretations and conclusions are likely to be flawed or biased - for example by triggering metacognitive processes.
Both artificial and human intelligence have their strengths and weaknesses and have their own types of bias - the aim of my research is to explore how AI can be used to complement and empower human intelligence.

My PhD is funded by the Leverhulme Trust as part of the Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Programme.

My supervisors are Yvonne Rogers and Mirco Musolesi. Sam Gilbert is on my thesis committee.

Brief biography

I completed my bachelor's degree in Information Systems at the University of Fribourg in 2016 and my master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction at UCL in 2018. I subsequently worked with Yvonne Rogers, Licia Capra and Neil Sebire on the VoiceViz project, which was a collaboration between UCLIC and the DRIVE unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).