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Uncommon Ground

Excerpt2: Robert Porzel from University of Bremen, reflects on disagreement between users and AI in their respective beliefs and knowledge.
autore: Robert Porzel, University of Bremen
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  Robert Porzel, University of Bremen. One major motivation of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) is the desire to make the predictions of black-box machine learning...

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Do you speak AI?

Excerpt2: We are pleased to announce that MUHAI researcher Katrien Beuls is now Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Namur (Belgium) and we are happy to welcome UNamur in the MUHAI consortium! Read her interview for the University of Namur's magazine "Omalius". ©UNamur (Photo credits: ©Christophe Danaux)
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Interview with Katrien Beuls, UNamur. We are pleased to announce that MUHAI researcher Katrien Beuls is now Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Namur (Belgium)...

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Pragmatics: the secret ingredient

Excerpt2: Imagine you're at a house party. You've just met someone new and you want to make a good impression. So, you ask them "How's it going?". To a machine, this phrase might seem like a simple question, but to a human it has a whole range of meanings. It could be a polite greeting, a genuine inquiry about how the person is doing, or even a subtle way of asking them to leave. The machine might not be able to pick up on the nuances of the conversation, but a human would be able to decipher the true meaning behind the words. That's pragmatics in action!
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Anna Morbiato, VIU. Imagine you're at a house party. You've just met someone new and you want to make a good impression. So, you ask them "How's it going?". To a machine, this...

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From Kitchen to AI: A Task-based Metric for Measuring Trust

Excerpt2: Trust is an important factor in human-centric artificial intelligence – especially for the success and effectiveness of a collaborative task in which the participants rely on each other to achieve specific sub-goals. For example, in household environments, such as a kitchen, mistakes can be made by either party that could not only lead to failure to complete the task, but even to injury through various hot or sharp appliances. Trust in a new system or technology is critical to its success, since people tend to employ systems that they trust, and reject systems that they do not trust.
autore: Robert Porzel, University of Bremen (UHB)
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  Robert Porzel, University Bremen.   Trust is an important factor in human-centric artificial intelligence – especially for the success and effectiveness of a collaborative...

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Narrative Objects

Excerpt2: A recurring theme of AI research has turned out to be that what should be easy often is not. Consider this question – "what can I cut a stick of butter with?" You probably already thought of an answer, and if pressed, you could invent more creative ones. A string might do, or the edge of a glass perhaps if no knife is available – though you might protest if I suggested a jar's edge. It will be annoying to get the butter rests out of the threading.
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Mihai Pomarlan, UHB. A recurring theme of AI research has turned out to be that what should be easy often is not. Consider this question – "what can I cut a stick of butter...

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Understanding Everyday Activities

Excerpt2: If the proof of the pudding is in the eating then the ultimate test for understanding an instruction is its proper execution. This view greatly expands the scope of natural language understanding
autore: Robert Porzel
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Robert Porzel, UHB. If the proof of the pudding is in the eating then the ultimate test for understanding an instruction is its proper execution. This view greatly expands the...

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From digital archives to online observatories, the peaks and chasms of social-media based research Pt.3

Excerpt2: Social media have a societal value, working as modern agoras but there is a need for understanding public concerns and the perceptions of anthropogenic phenomena at a time when user data is increasingly monetized. Part 3 of 3.
autore: Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina, Venice International University (VIU)
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  Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina, Venice International University. -Continues from Part 2 To answer the questions raised in the previous chapter of this article in a synthetic...

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From digital archives to online observatories, the peaks and chasms of social-media based research Pt.2

Excerpt2: Social media have a societal value, working as modern agoras but there is a need for understanding public concerns and the perceptions of anthropogenic phenomena at a time when user data is increasingly monetized. Part 2 of 3.
autore: Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina, Venice International University (VIU)
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  Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina, Venice International University. -Continues from Part 1  Having worked in the last decade on several EU research projects, like...

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From digital archives to online observatories, the peaks and chasms of social-media based research Pt.1

Excerpt2: Social media have a societal value, working as modern agoras but there is a need for understanding public concerns and the perceptions of anthropogenic phenomena at a time when user data is increasingly monetized. Part 1 of 3.
autore: Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina, Venice International University (VIU)
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  Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina, Venice International University.   From climate change to inequalities: Exploring the societal value of social-media for understanding...

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Talking (online) about inequality: Towards an observatory on inequality narratives

Excerpt2: Part of the MUHAI objectives is developing tools to help humans understand media materials, such as tweets or  articles, on critical social issues, in particular socio-economic inequality.
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Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina. “Storytelling is a means by which representatives of new communities may introduce their views into the dialogue about the way society should be...

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