In this short talk, we will give a brief overview of what the research field Embodied Interactive AI is and how it relates to other areas of AI.
We will also describe a few domains that are among the most pressing to investigate scientifically:
Social interaction with polite and fair robots
Human-Human-social connectedness as virtually embodied, with avatars
Human-AI interaction with semi-embodied and generative AI as e.g. in Microsoft Bing and ChatGPT
All these domains are highly relevant for applications of AI in, for example, teaching, healthcare, and business, but there is currently very little generalizable understanding of the involved processes.