Prosociality in Hybrid Societies of Humans, Agents, and Robots


Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00pm


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

Ana Paiva is a computer science professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, and is investigating the design of intelligent interactive systems by creating “social agents'' that can interact with humans in a natural manner. Over the years, she has developed this field by engineering social agents that exhibit specific capabilities, including emotions, personality, culture, nonverbal behavior, empathy, and collaboration, among others.

Join Paiva to learn about her current investigation into the conditions and mechanisms that drive societies of agents and humans to be more pro-social. This also includes the engineering of such agents and establishing an agenda for the research area of “pro-social computing.”

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