SmartSociety Science Café: Interview with Michael Rovatsos

There is a new video on our new Youtube channel: SmartSocietyFP7! In the third instalment of the SmartSociety Science Café, Daniele Miorandi interviews Dr. Michael Rovatsos from the University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Rovatsos, begins by introducing us to his research, especially in what relates to systems with interacting intelligent agents, and technologies that support humans in designing such systems. He then proceeds to detail how this relates to the work done in SmartSociety, focussing mainly on the human aspect of this. Continuing, he explains how efficient task recommendation enables greater uptake and support of users. To accomplish this, we require systems that can adapt to the users’ needs and successfully integrate their individual contributions. These points are illustrated through a number of useful examples, leading to the concept of collectives. Finally, he discusses what SmartSociety means to him and the impact he expects the project will have.

You can watch the complete 10 minute interview below, or directly on Youtube, here.

About P. Andreadis

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant in AI and Social Computation @ University of Edinburgh.

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