Keeping Humans on the Loop when Designing and Operating Autonomous Systems


Traditionally, autonomous systems have been designed to automate tasks for a set of predefined objectives (e.g., to reduce energy consumption and minimize cost). These objectives often need to be prioritized and traded off against each other. What a “good” trade-off looks like depends on the systems' context and the changing preferences of their human stakeholders. It is unrealistic and undesirable to assume that autonomous systems can set quality priorities without interacting with humans. In this talk, I present research on how humans can be kept “on the loop” when working with autonomous systems and their quality trade-offs. We also discuss how trade-off explanation and decision-making techniques can be used for security and privacy.

Oct 20, 2022 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM
Live talk in EDIT 8103

Rebekka Wohlrab is an assistant professor in Software Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is doing research in the areas of self-adaptive systems, software architecture, and requirements engineering.