Welcome to the SOCIAL AI CDT
The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents
Round 1 applications for entry in September 2022 are now closed. Sign up to our mailing list for news of future rounds (sign-up form below).
The overarching goal of SOCIAL AI is to train the next generation of experts in Artificial Social Intelligence; the AI domain aimed at endowing artificial agents with social intelligence, the ability to deal appropriately with users’ attitudes intentions, feelings, personality and expectations.
The training programme covers the following main areas:
To outline principles and laws that govern social interactions between human and artificial agents – both embodied and virtual – at the level of cognitive, behavioural and physiological phenomena.
To improve the impact of artificial agents through their integration into wider and more complex technological systems and infrastructures.
To develop technological approaches – informed by the principles and laws outlined in 1 – that allow artificial agents to act as believable and effective partners in social interactions involving human users.
To investigate the human response to socially intelligent artificial agents in everyday life.
SOCIAL AI is based at the University of Glasgow.
It is a collaboration between the School of Computing Science, the School of Psychology, the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, the Adam Smith Business School, the School of Critical Studies, the School of Engineering, the Scottish Graduate School of the Social Sciences and 14 industrial partners.
Prof Simon See, Senior Director @NVIDIAAI Technology Centre and AI Nation, toured @Social__AI's labs at @UofGlasgow this June. Our students, Morgan, Gordon and Thomas, had the pleasure of showing him around @UofGARC and ask some questions to this #AI thought-leader! pic.twitter.com/rByD2aOu1L
Our PhD researcher, Rawan Srour-Zreik, was in front of the cameras this month describing her incredible journey to date, and how it led to her studies @UofGlasgow. Rawan will be featured in a documentary by Israeli TV channel @kann 11, and @Social__AI are immensely proud of her! pic.twitter.com/pPeVzVIorx
We are so proud of our @Social__AI outreach team, who designed a captivating activity for all enquiring minds at @GlasgowSciFest 2022! Visitors to the stall had a go at creating a step-by-step algorithm for a robot ?, much to the delight of kids who tried it! Great work! ?? pic.twitter.com/v7ZNJT1eAj