Argumentation in AI: Theory and Practice

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 9:30am – 11:15am
Presented by Antonis C. Kakas
Located in 137Π39

This talk will review the basic elements of the theory of argumentation in AI as it has been developed in the last two and a half decades. It will also present how argumentation can be used in developing real-life applications of argumentation in the modern era of human-like and explainable AI.

The framework of Cognitive Argumentation that integrates together the formal theory of argumentation with cognitive principles of human reasoning will be presented and applied to several examples. A general application methodology, together with support tools, will be illustrated with some recent applications in data access and data sharing and examples of cognitive assistants, such as care assistants, tourist assistants and first-level medical support assistants.