Interactive Intelligent Systems (IIS) are interactive systems that use artificial intelligence technologies (e.g., from natural language processing). In this seminar, we are concerned with the design, realization, or evaluation of these systems. We combine the complementary perspectives on interactive intelligent systems by considering the used AI technology, user interaction with the system, or both aspects at once. Interactive Intelligent Systems comprise a wide variety of systems or approaches such as AI-infused systems, recommender systems, mixed-initiative user interfaces, or intelligent agents.
Each term, we deal with another particular topic related to the field of Interactive Intelligent Systems field. However, in any case, we focus on a human-centered perspective. We emphasize the interaction between the technical system and the human user in order to explore existing capabilities and limitations in the field of human-computer interaction.
At the beginning of the semester, we provide a general introduction to this year's particular topic. Building on this, we will explore existing approaches, methods, and implementations in the form of student talks, and create a mindmap of the particular topic collaboratively. Each participant is expected to prepare independently, present, and discuss their topic with the class. Based on the results of the discussion, students have to create a written scientific report, which will be evaluated.