CS Colloquium Series | Eric Nalisnick

Mon, 27 February, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm

Eric Nalisnick

Towards a Statistical Foundation for Human-AI Collaboration

Artificial intelligence is being deployed in ever more consequential settings such as healthcare and autonomous driving. Thus, we must ensure that these systems are safe and trustworthy. One near-term solution is to involve a human in the decision-making process and enable the system to ask for help in difficult or high-risk scenarios.  I will present recent advances in the “learning to defer” paradigm: decision-making responsibility is allocated to either a human or model, depending on who is more likely to take the correction action.  Specifically, I will present novel formulations that better model the human collaborator’s expertise and that can support multiple human decision makers.  I will also describe paths for future work, including improvements to data efficiency and applications to language models.


Science & Engineering Hall 800 22nd Street, NW, Lehman Auditorium, SEH B1220 Washington DC 20052

Open to everyone.

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