The Machine Intelligence 20 workshop concerns the recently
announced EPSRC Priority area of Human-Like Computing (2016-
2020). Human-Like Computing (HLC) research aims to endow
machines with human-like perceptual, reasoning and learning
abilities which support collaboration and communication with
human beings. Such abilities should support computers in
interpreting the aims and intentions of humans based on learning
and accumulated background knowledge to help identify contexts
and cues from human behaviour. Techniques of this kind are
required in applications in which close interactions are
required between computers and human users. The workshop
aim is to bring together leading experts in AI and Psychology to
investigate areas of fruitful interaction in which human
co-operative and communicative skills can be studied and
modelled computationally. While many of these issues have been
prominent for some time in symbolic AI, we are yet to see
successful integration of statistical and symbolic AI approaches
which achieves the broad range of phenomena present in human
behaviour. The workshop will contribute to the objectives of the
EPSRC’s HLC area by crystalising the key research issues to be
prioritised in this area.
The workshop is the 20th in the Machine Intelligence series, which was founded by Professor Donald Michie in 1965. In line with the theme of the workshop, internationally recognised leaders have been invited in equal numbers from AI and Cognitive Science respectively. Each invited speaker will give a general talk describing the issues of topical interest in a particular area.
The afternoon of the last day of the workshop will be dedicated
to a community-wide discussion involving funding agency
representatives from the EPSRC and ESRC. The aim is to evaluate
the potential for collaborative research in the area and to
discuss next moves necessary to engender the development of a
coherent UK-based research community in the area of HLC.
Discussions will be open to all attendees and will be organised
around a panel discussion consisting of a selection of the
invited speakers and funding agency representatives, followed by
a general discussion among attendees.
Please note that the first day of the workshop (23rd Oct)
will be held at Warren House and the rest of the programme
(and accommodation booked through registration) will be at
Cumberland Lodge. Bus transfer from Warren House to
Cumberland Lodge will be provided on the evening of the first
day. For more information, please see the workshop Venue & Local Information.
- [22/09/2016] The workshop
programme is updated with short presentations.
- [11/08/2016] The workshop
registration is now open.
- [06/08/2016] The EPSRC
report on Human-Like Computing Workshop (17 & 18 Feb
2016, Bristol) was published.
- [03/08/2016] The deadline for abstract
submission was extended until 5th of August.
- [10/06/2016] The workshop provisional programme is available
- [06/06/2016] The workshop website was launched.