After the conclusion of its third yearly call for seed-funding, the RPA Human(e) AI is happy to announce the newly awarded projects. The two teams will join a growing community of more than 30 researchers to respectively investigate logics to reason about the conditions under which an autonomous agent should take the responsibility to act, and AI transparency in brand-based communication.
1. Responsible Artificial Agency: A Logical Perspective
Aybüke Özgün is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), Faculty of Humanities. The core of her research lies in formal epistemology, in particular in dynamic epistemic logic with a special focus on evidence-based knowledge and belief modeled on spatial/topological structures. Some of her other interests include logic and topology, epistemic learning theory, and belief revision;
Ilaria Canavotto is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), Faculty of Science. Her current research mainly focuses on temporal logics of agency and deontic logics, in connection with the notions of causality, responsibility, and normative system;
Alexandru Baltag is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), Faculty of Science. He is known mostly for his work in logics for multi-agent information flow (–in particular dynamic-epistemic logic) and their applications to communication, game theory, epistemology, social networks, belief dynamics etc. His other interests include non-wellfounded set theory, coalgebraic logic, formal learning theory, topological modal logic, the logical foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum computation.
2. Towards AI Transparency in Brand-Based Communication – Evidence for Better Policymaking
Prof. Dr. Martin Senftleben is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on platform and AI regulation in the EU;
Prof. Dr. Guda van Noort is Professor of Persuasion & New Media Technologies at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on consumer responses to emergent media technologies and its contents;
Prof. Dr. Edith Smit is Professor of Persuasive Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on persuasion and empowerment in the domain of marketing and media.