Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Oulasvirta, Antti
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Department of Communications and Networking
Decision No. 318559
Decision date 18.06.2018
Funding period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Funding 560 537
Project description
The project advances computational design by establishing the methodological foundations for artificially intelligent design: human-level or supra-human generation of partial or full UI designs assuming access to behavioural data only (e.g., log data). The main objective is Bayesian Artefact Design, a reinforcement-learning-based formalism for AI agents that design artefacts for human use. AI agents learn to interpret people and predict the consequences of their interventions on them. Three challenging sub-objectives set this approach apart from existing approaches to computational design: (1) Agency: modeling the AI designer as an agent in the world that its designs are affecting; (2) Inference: the ability to observe and infer people's abilities, beliefs and intentions from behavioral data; (3) Speculativity: the ability to entertain possible designs by accurately predicting their consequences to people.