T19 Distinguished Tutorial: Human-Centered AI: A Growing Research Direction

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 13:30 - 17:30 CEST (Copenhagen)
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Ben Shneiderman (short bio)

Dept of Computer Science & Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
ben@cs.umd.edu   @benbendc



The emerging synthesis of AI technologies with HCI approaches to produce Human-Centered AI (HCAI) is gaining widespread acceptance. Advocates of this new synthesis pursue research that amplifies, augments, and enhances human abilities, so as to empower people, build their self-efficacy, support creativity, recognize responsibility, and promote social connections.

HCAI researchers build on AI-driven technologies to design products and services that make life better for the users. These human-centered products and services enable people to better care for each other, build sustainable communities, and restore the environment.

The passionate community of HCAI researchers are devoted to new metaphors and visions, which include supertools, tele-bots, control centers, and active appliances, which make life better for people. These human-centered products and services enable people to better care for and learn from each other, build sustainable communities, and restore the environment.

The tutorial will cover the underlying theory and existing examples, such as cameras, navigation systems, home controls, medical devices, household appliances, and transportation technologies. Then tutorial participants will work on projects to respond to 18 categories of human needs (mobility, food preparation, communication, medical care, etc.) by envisioning new technologies that support these needs.

These metaphors and visions are drawn from Ben Shneiderman’s recent book Human-Centered AI (Oxford University Press, 2022). 

N.B. A limited number of places will be available for this 'in-person' Tutorial to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, through the on-line conference registration. All registered conference participants will be able to remotely view, gratis, the tutorial presentation live (it will not be recorded for later view).

Bio Sketch of Presenter:

BEN SHNEIDERMAN is an Emeritus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland.  He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, NAI, and the Visualization Academy and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He has received six honorary doctorates in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization. His widely-used contributions include the clickable highlighted web-links, high-precision touchscreen keyboards for mobile devices, and tagging for photos.  Shneiderman’s information visualization innovations include dynamic query sliders for Spotfire, development of treemaps for viewing hierarchical data, novel network visualizations for NodeXL, and event sequence analysis for electronic health records.