Frank Dignum

Frank Dignum

I'm full professor on socially aware AI at the university of Umeå and am also affiliated to Utrecht University as Associate professor. I am deputy head of the computer science department at Umeå university and director of TAIGA (centre for Transdisciplinary AI for the Good of All). My research group 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.

Roles in Hybrid Intelligence: Participant

Hybrid Intelligence Research Objectives: Collaborative HI

Hybrid Intelligence Projects:

  • 06. Computational theory of mind for collaborative privacy (with Pinar Yolum and Rineke Verbrugge)

Research interests: Multiagent systems, dialogue management, social robotics, social simulation.


  • Umeå university
  • Utrecht University

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