Ben Shneiderman: “Human-Centered AI: A New Synthesis”

"Ben Shneiderman talks about Human-Centered AI (HCAI), an emerging new synthesis of AI technologies and HCI approaches."

Speaker: Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland, USA), Moderator: Allison Stanger (Middlebury College, USA)
Speaker: Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland, USA), Moderator: Allison Stanger (Middlebury College, USA)

October 12th 2021

  • 17:00 – 18:00 CEST
  • This is an online-only event.
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October 12, 2021
5:00 – 6:00 PM
(17:00) CET


A new synthesis is emerging that integrates AI technologies with HCI approaches to produce Human-Centered AI (HCAI). Advocates of this new synthesis seek to amplify, augment, and enhance human abilities, so as to empower people, build their self-efficacy, support creativity, recognize responsibility, and promote social connections.

Educators, designers, software engineers, product managers, evaluators, and government agency staffers can build on AI-driven technologies to design products and services that make life better for the users. These human-centered products and services will enable people to better care for each other, build sustainable communities, and restore the environment. The passionate advocates of HCAI are devoted to furthering human values, rights, justice, and dignity, by building reliable, safe, and trustworthy systems.

The talk will include examples, references to further work, and discussion time for questions. These ideas are drawn from Ben Shneiderman’s forthcoming book (Oxford University Press, January 2022). For further information, see hcil.umd.edu/human-centered-ai.


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Ben Shneiderman - Human-Centered AI: A New Synthesis
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