Understanding each other is the key to success in collaboration. For humans, attributing mental states to others, the theory of mind, provides the crucial advantage. We argue for formulating human--AI interaction as a multi-agent problem, endowing AI with a computational theory of mind to understand and anticipate the user. To differentiate the approach from previous work, we introduce a categorisation of user modelling approaches based on the level of agency learnt in the interaction. We describe our recent work in using nested multi-agent modelling to formulate user models for multi-armed bandit based interactive AI systems, including a proof-of-concept user study.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventComputational Modeling in Human-Computer Interaction - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 May 20195 May 2019


WorkshopComputational Modeling in Human-Computer Interaction
CountryUnited Kingdom
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