Welcome to the SOCIAL AI CDT
The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents
The application process for entry in September 2021 is now open, please see the following page for instructions on how to apply: https://socialcdt.org/how-to-apply/
Join us for our upcoming event, an International Workshop on AI and Ethics, on July 2nd 2021 (10am – 5pm, BST)
To register for the event, and view the programme and speakers, please visit: http://socialcdt.org/aiethics
- The application process for September 2021 CDT entry is now open. Please see the following page for instructions on how to apply: https://socialcdt.org/how-to-apply/
- Should you have any enquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please write “Application Enquiry” in the subject header).
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.
Adapt a robot to "pick up the patter" in socially and ethnically diverse Glasgow! Identify technical modifications & socio-linguistic issues with @MaryEllenFoster and @jhstuartsmith Read on: socialcdt.org/projects/ Apply: socialcdt.org/how-to-apply/ pic.twitter.com/EUBURS6BFR
Explore the neural correlates of visual imagery and aphantasia through neural decoding techniques. Led by @LarsMuckli and @michele_seve, you will use Ultra High Field fMRI to read brain activity of aphantasics/non-aphantasic participants. In full: socialcdt.org/projects/ pic.twitter.com/caDFaDcisi
Examine gaze aversion with @MonikaHarvey65 @UofGPsychology and @MKhamisHCI @GlasgowCS in virtual environments to nudge users to direct and avert their gaze appropriately Read more: socialcdt.org/projects/ Apply today: socialcdt.org/how-to-apply/ pic.twitter.com/GERzQFB4oO