The EPSRC Network+ on Human-Like Computing is inviting proposals for Kick-start grants.
Human-Like Computing (HLC) research aims to endow machines with human-like perceptual, reasoning and learning abilities which support collaboration and communication with human beings. Such abilities should support computers in interpreting the aims and intentions of humans based on learning and accumulated background knowledge.
The development of computer systems which exhibit truly human-like computing and co-operative properties requires sustained inter-disciplinary collaboration between disparate and largely disconnected research communities within AI and Psychology. The proposed Network is needed in order to forge a new UK-based scientific community involving collaboration between leading groups in these disciplines. The Network builds on the successful interactions of leading AI and Psychology groups represented at the EPSRC work- shop on Human-Like Computing meeting (Bristol, 17-18 February 2016) and the EPSRC funded Machine Intelligence 20 workshop on Human-Like Computing (Cumberland Lodge, 23-25 October 2016).
This call is for either two Kick-starts of approximately £40K each or one Kick-Start of approximately £80K. The two £40K Kick-Starts are ideal for short-term projects between 3 to 4 months. The £80K Kick-Start is for a longer project between 6 to 8 months. The length of the project is dependent on the salary scale of the research assistant/associate hired on the project. The project can run for longer however we are unable to cover the continued costs associated with the research. The research period is between 1st April 2020 and 31st December 2020.
More information is available here.