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AAAI Cognitive Assistance in Government and Public Sector Applications Symposium
November 12 - Arlington, VA

Digital Reasoning CEO Tim Estes will speak at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fall Symposium for Cognitive Assistance in Government and Public Sector Applications. The symposium will take place Nov. 12-14 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Va.

This symposium will present innovative contributions to the research, development and application of cognitive assistance technology for use in Government (executive agencies, legislative and judicial branches), military, police, education, healthcare, and social services. Topics include the following:

  • Use case and usage scenarios
  • Human/cognitive assistants (Cogs) interfaces, interaction, and human factors
  • Best tasks to automate/employ Cogs, how to automate, how much to automate
  • Techniques for allocating tasks between human and Cog team members
  • User adoption issues, how to build trust in Cogs results/decisions, overcoming fears
  • How to train/instruct Cogs
  • Technology developments
  • Results from early Cog R&D
  • Metrics for cogs, test data, benchmarking performance, methodology for iterative improvement
  • Mitigation of detrimental impacts of cogs (loss of situational awareness, human skill atrophy)
  • Economics of cognitive assistance systems
  • Policy issues with using Cogs

Cognitive assistance is “a systematic approach to increasing human intellectual effectiveness” that assumes “computational assists to human decision making are best when the human is thought of as a partner in solving problems and executing decision processes, where the strengths and benefits of machine and humans are treated as complementary co-systems.”

This symposium will bring together academia, industry, and government to discuss the opportunities and challenges of creating cognitive assistance (Cog) systems. Talks will present the state-of-the-art in Cogs, and panel discussions on open challenges and opportunities. An emphasis will be on soliciting the participation of people currently engaged in the application of cognitive assistance systems in the public sector to facilitate an exchange of lessons learned as well as to help scope a research agenda based on current gaps.

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit here.