|Schedule and Readings
|Th. 2pm - 5:00 pm.
|Course mailing list
This course explores how to design and evaluate AI-driven, human-centered interactive systems capable of both performing useful tasks as well as being well accepted by their users. A key aspect of this endeavour is enabling AI systems to predict and monitor relevant properties of their users (e.g., states, skills, needs) and personalize the interaction accordingly, in a manner that maximizes both task performance as well user satisfaction, abiding to principles of transparency, interpretability, predictability and user-control
Read a selection of research papers for each class
Provide Summary/Questions on the papers.
Present and lead the discussion on some of the papers
Contribute to a term project
|Most classes will be devoted to the discussion of a selection of research papers, which will be posted on the course reading list (to be posted) Students are required to read the papers in advance.
Discussion on the assigned readings will be the main activity in the course. To provide good ground for the discussion, participants must
Beside improving participation to the discussion, the objective of these activities is to help participants learn how to read papers with a critical eye, as a reviewer for a conference or journal would do.
|One or more times
during the term (depending on class size), each
will present a reading for that
class and will lead the discussion on it
Paper presentation involves preparing a few slides with a critical summary of each assigned paper, including
This part should take at most 10'. If you have more than 10-12 slides, your presentation is likely too long. Time your presentation to make sure that it is of the right length.
Discussion leading will include
Presenters do not need to send summaries/questions on their assigned papers
For a team project, the proposal must clearly define the contribution of each group member. Each group member must present his/her contribution during project presentations
(The instructor reserves the right to adjust this grading scheme during the term, if necessary)
|Questions on readings
|Summary on readings
Summary of Deadlines
|Send questions/summary for selected papers for that week's class
|Send questions/summary for rest of papers for that week's class
|Meet with Prof. Conati sometime before this date to discuss project ideas
|Presentation of project proposals during class
|Presentation of progress on project during class
|Final project presentation and project reports due
Survey for students