I'm a Professor, leading a research group in the field of socially conscious AI. We develop models that can provide insights into how society can respond to political changes or natural disasters.
I'm leading a research group on socially aware AI that creates computational models of social aspects such as norms, values, practices, and conventions. These models can be used to create social simulations that are more realistic and give insights into how society will react to changes in policies and natural disasters. They are also used to create more natural dialogues with chatbots that can be used for training medical students to have conversations with patients.
My career started with my Ph.D. in 1989 at the VU in Amsterdam. After working in Swaziland, Portugal and The Netherlands I became Wallenberg chair in socially aware AI at Umeå University in 2019. I also have an affiliation with Utrecht University and am an honorary principal research fellow of the University of Melbourne.