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Weekly webinar series on augmented intelligence funded by NSF in 2022

February 21, 2023

Update, February 2023: 

The first published products from the workshop have started to be released, including:

A workshop on augmented intelligence was offered in the form of a series of weekly webinars, starting on June 16 and continuing through mid-December, 2022. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate the exchange of interdisciplinary perspectives on how human intelligence can be augmented — through interactions with other humans, through interactions with technology, and through social connections and coordination uniquely enabled by technology. In addition to weekly webinars, the workshop, supported by the National Science Foundation’s Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence program, included online discussions and collaborative preparation of reports. This format seeks to engage interested researchers in building an interdisciplinary research community to lay the foundations for an integrative science of augmented intelligence.

Topics fell under the two broad themes of social coordination and human-machine coordination and will include:

  • What factors or conditions are important for successful community problem solving?
  • How do information, misinformation and disinformation spread in groups?
  • How do individual cognitive abilities interact with, and how are they influenced by group characteristics?
  • How can the efforts of humans and machines best be combined to solve problems that neither can do on their own?
  • What are promising models for thinking about human-machine teams that go beyond supporting human reasoning or actions, to co-creation of novel cognitive systems?

“This workshop brought together social scientists, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, biologists, computer scientists and education researchers to explore theoretical and applied questions about cognition and learning. These questions go beyond the capabilities of the individual person to consider larger systems that incorporates multiple people, the influences of group dynamics, and tools created to facilitate collective effort and knowledge generation,” says NSF Program Director Soo-Siang Lim. Visit the workshop website for more information.

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