Human systems engineering faculty contribute to National Academies research

Human-AI teaming study

Nancy Cooke, professor in the human systems engineering program and director of the Global Security Initiative’s Center for Human, AI, and Robot Teaming, or CHART, and Erin Chiou, assistant professor of human systems engineering and director of the Automation Design Advancing People and Technology, or ADAPT, Laboratory, contributed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study regarding human-AI teaming.

The report provides an overview of the state of research on human-AI teaming and investigates the limitations that hinder artificial intelligence performance in complex, real-world environments, for example, hidden biases, perceptual limitations and other challenges.

Cooke is contributing to another ongoing National Academies study on risk analysis methods for nuclear war and nuclear terrorism. The research investigates the use of a risk assessment framework to determine the risks of nuclear terrorism and nuclear war.