HumaneAI Net Event on Communication in Human-AI Interaction

On the 19th of November, an event from the HumaneAI Net focused on Communication in Human-AI Interaction is co-organized by Jennifer Renoux (MPI & CRS Labs) and Jasmin Grosinger (CRS Lab).


Human interactions with AI systems are becoming part of our everyday life. If designed and developed efficiently, these interactions have great potential in enhancing human work, abilities, and well-being. Communication, i.e., the transfer of information between partners in an activity, is a crucial aspect of successful interaction and has been studied for years, from AI, HCI, and cognitive sciences points of view, among others. However, we can observe paradoxically relatively little interaction between these communities, even though collaboration would greatly benefit all of them. This workshop aims to bring together experts in these fields to discuss the specificities and characteristics of communication in human-AI interaction, and identify the salient principles, methods, and theories one has to consider to build meaningful communication systems that involve human and AI partners. 

By dissecting the topic of communication from different perspectives, we intend this work to be a stepping stone towards a more global approach to human-AI communication, pushing forward multi-disciplinary efforts in this area.


Jennifer Renoux (Örebro University)

Jasmin Grosinger (Örebro University)

Mohamed Chetouani (University Pierre and Marie Curie)

Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto University)

Program (all times CET)

13:00 – 13:05Welcome and Setting the stage
13:05 – 13:15Talk by Florian Kunneman (Introducing SUPPLE: A Dialogue Management Approach based on Conversation Patterns)
13:15 – 13:25Talk by Jennifer Renoux (There’s a human in my Multi-Agent System!)
13:25 – 13:35Talk by Jasmin Grosinger (Proactive Human-Machine Communication and Interaction)
13:35 – 13:45Talk by Yvonne Rogers (It’s good to talk: designing micro conversations with chatbots)
13:45 – 13:55Talk by Delphine Potdevin (Toward social virtual agents: the importance of the social dimension in Human-AI Interactions)
13:55 – 14:25Panel discussion
14:25 – 14:30Closing remarks

Meet the Organizers and Panelists

Photo Mohamed Chetouani
Mohamed Chetouani
Photo of Jasmin Grosinger
Jasmin Grosinger
(Örebro University)
Photo of Florian Kunneman
Florian Kunneman
(Vrije University)
Photo Antti Oulasvirta
Antti Oulasvirta
(Aalto University)
Photo Delphine Potdevin
Delphine Potdevin
(DAVI, University Paris-Saclay)
Photo of Jennifer Renoux
Jennifer Renoux
(Örebro University)
Photo of Yvonne Rogers
Yvonne Rogers
(University College London)

About the HumaneAI Net

The Humane AI Net project funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 program aims to bring together the European AI community to develop the scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs needed to shape the AI revolution in a direction that is beneficial to humans both individually and societally, and that adheres to European ethical values and social, cultural, legal, and political norms. Key specific questions that the project addresses are:

• AI systems that „understand” humans,

• AI systems that can interact in complex social settings

• AI systems that enhance  human capabilities

• AI systems that empower both individuals and society as a whole carefully balancing individual benefits and social impact of their functionality

• AI systems that respect human autonomy and self-determination

• Ethics and Legal Protection “by design” in complex dynamic AI systems

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