Here’s a funded PhD opportunity to work with me in Trinity on counterfactual explanations in Explainable AI, in a great project with Mark Keane from UCD, and Laurence Shalloo and Elodie Ruelle from Teagasc, on AI decision support systems for agriculture. Details here.
Kinga Morsanyi and I have co-edited a book on “Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making in Autism“, published by Routledge this week.
Are judgments of the truth and probability of a counterfactual such as “if the wine had been Italian it would have been red” affected by a few Italian white wines on the wine list? Our experiments in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition are out now – “If and or: Real and counterfactual possibilities in their truth and probability”.
Ruth Byrne gave a talk on “Counterfactuals in Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI): Evidence from Human Reasoning” in the survey track of IJCAI 2019, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, on 14th August, in Macau, China. The paper in the proceedings is available here.
Ruth Byrne gave the Keynote talk on “Constraints on Counterfactuals” at the Explainable Artificial Intelligence Workshop at IJCAI 2019 the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, in Macau, China, on 11th August. The program is available here and the keynote slides are here.
Phil Johnson-Laird (Princeton University and New York University) visited in August – beginning a new project on reasoning from counterfactual conditionals about possibilities and certainties in collaboration with Ruth Byrne and Orlando Espino.
Welcome to Orlando Espino, from the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, who will be visiting the lab from July to December 2019, to carry out experiments on how people reason from counterfactual conditionals.