We live in a world in which ever more information systems are drawing upon Artificial Intelligence (AI), influencing different aspects of our everyday life. The algorithm-focused view on the remarkable progress of these technologies opened new opportunities for empowering users but also posed threats such as bias, trust, and privacy, just to name a few.
Successful AI strengthens the tie to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) by creating a demand for new and better interaction. Usable AI might be realized by teams composed of HCI researchers employing AI techniques and AI researchers applying HCI methodologies, and not only!
To face this challenge, new research topics emerged for providing new design and engineering methodologies considering users and the AI as a whole (e.g., Human-Centered AI), or pushing the borders between HCI and AI, such as Human-Based Computation (HBC) and Augmented Intelligence, i.e., problems in which humans and machines work together towards solving a common goal, either where the machine is assisted by humans (HBC) or the humans are assisted by the machines (Augmented Intelligence).
Besides traditional HCI topics, CHItaly 2023 theme is to host debates on the intersection of HCI and AI as an emerging field of research, devoted mostly to Intelligent User Interfaces, i.e., interfaces developed using the approaches from HCI and the tools from AI. To reach this aim, besides consolidated HCI contributions, we solicit research on methods, approaches, and systems relating the Human and the AI, innovative AI-based interfaces and interactions empowering humans, and experiences in good and bad practices in applying AI to the interaction
So far, CHItaly has physically hosted HCI scholars working in the Mediterranean and other European countries.