Machine Understanding of Human Behavior

Maja Pantic, Alex Pentland, Antinus Nijholt, Thomas Huang

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    A widely accepted prediction is that computing will move to the background, weaving itself into the fabric of our everyday living spaces and projecting the human user into the foreground. If this prediction is to come true, then next generation computing, which we will call human computing, should be about anticipatory user interfaces that should be human-centered, built for humans based on human models. They should transcend the traditional keyboard and mouse to include natural, human-like interactive functions including understanding and emulating certain human behaviors such as affective and social signaling. This article discusses a number of components of human behavior, how they might be integrated into computers, and how far we are from realizing the front end of human computing, that is, how far are we from enabling computers to understand human behavior.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings AI for Human Computing (AI4HC'07), workshop at IJCAI 2007
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2007
    EventWorkshop on AI for Human Computing, AI4HC 2007 - Hyderabad, India
    Duration: 6 Jan 20076 Jan 2007

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    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)


    WorkshopWorkshop on AI for Human Computing, AI4HC 2007
    Other6 January 2007


    • EWI-10265
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/506811
    • IR-64116
    • METIS-241675

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