Date & Time:
February 15, 2022 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crerar 390, 5730 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL,
02/15/2022 02:00 PM 02/15/2022 03:00 PM America/Chicago Ana Marasović (U. of Washington) – Self-Explaining for Intuitive Interaction with AI DSI/CS/Statistics Joint Candidate Talk Crerar 390, 5730 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL,

Self-Explaining for Intuitive Interaction with AI

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Since it is increasingly harder to opt out from interacting with AI technology, people demand that AI is capable of maintaining contracts such that it supports agency and oversight of people who are required to use it or who are affected by it. To help those people create a mental model about how to interact with AI systems, I extend the underlying models to self-explain—predict the label/answer and explain this prediction. In this talk, I will present how to generate (1) free-text explanations given in plain English that immediately tell users the gist of the reasoning, and (2) contrastive explanations that help users understand how they could change the text to get another label.

Host: Chenhao Tan


Ana Marasović

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington

Ana Marasović is a postdoctoral researcher at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington. Her research interests broadly lie in the fields of natural language processing, explainable AI, and multimodal learning. Her projects are motivated by a unified goal: improve interaction and control of the NLP systems to help people make these systems do what they want with the confidence that they’re getting exactly what they need. Prior to joining AI2, Ana obtained her PhD from Heidelberg University.

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