In this meeting of the AI Seminar Series, Dr. Paolo Felli will talk about artificial social reasoning.

Title: Artificial social reasoning: computational mechanisms for reasoning about others

Speaker:Dr. Paolo Felli

When: Tuesday, 19th August 11 AM - 12 NOON

Where: Doug McDonnell-10.05

With a view to supporting expressive, but tractable, collaborative interactions between humans and agents, in this talk I will present an approach for representing heterogeneous agent models, i.e., with potentially diverse mental abilities and holding stereotypical characteristics as members of a social reference group. We build a computationally grounded mechanism for progressing their beliefs about others' beliefs, supporting stereotypical as well as empathic reasoning. We comment on how this approach can be used to build finite-state games, restricting the analysis of possibly large-scale problems by focusing only on the set of plausible evolutions.

Dr. Paolo Felli is a research fellow in the Computing and Information Systems Department at the University of Melbourne.