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Thursday, February 6, 2020 (8:15 AM - 10 AM)

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SwedCham event next Thursday at NTU

The current expectation is that artificially intelligent systems such as robots or personal voice agents will be integrated into every aspect of our lives be it home-life, work, leisure, care or education. To ensure that this process happens in a responsible and seamless way, robots must be able to learn socially from people. Social norms, embedded in people and the context of use, must be taken into account when designing artificially intelligent technology and must be interpreted automatically.

In this Breakfast Talk on Social Artificial Intelligence, Prof. Dr. Vanessa Evers, Director of NTU Institute for Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) will address the following questions:

  • How do people learn socially?
  • Can AI achieve social intelligence?
  • How can the design of robots and their social behaviour impact acceptance and optimise collaboration?
  • What are the ethical implications of developing socially intelligent robots?

By discussing her previous research which involved practical deployments of robots in the real world, Dr Evers will explore the fundamentally social relationship people have with autonomous robots and offer essential rules for effective human-robot collaboration.

Please join us for this interesting talk.


8.15 - 8.30 Registration and Breakfast

8.30 - 9.30 Presentation by Prof. Dr. Vanessa Evers

9.30 - 10.00 Q & A


NTU is ranked No.2 for Computer Science in the world by the latest US News and World Report Best Global Universities and recognised as the top in AI research/citation impact among global universities, with faculty members who are both internationally recognised researchers and inspiring teachers. Besides hosting 3 'AI Top 10 to Watch' promising faculty members, NTU's School of Computer Science and Engineering's (SCSE) faculty consists of professors who are experts in AI, IoT, Cybersecurity, Computer Vision, Fintech and many other areas. Besides PhD programmes, SCSE also offers a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence.