The Games Institute acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
Lennart Nacke, faculty member of the Games Institute and director of the HCI Games Group, spoke on a panel, entitled "Keeping the Human in Artificial Intelligence", on December 3 at the Kitchener Public Library.
The other panelists were Carla Fehr, professor of philosophy and Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, and Joel Bilt, economics professor. The event asked the panelists to share their ideas about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can, or will, impact society and the human condition through the lens of their disciplinary backgrounds.
Nacke's Human-Computer Interaction work looks at player behaviour and motivation in response to gameful systems. During the panel he discussed the implications of the relationship between user engagement and AI and argued that gamification can help support the user-AI relationship.
Waterloo stories covered the event and published an article on the University of Waterloo home page. Read the full article here.