Alumni News: Read about Hosea Siu's research on Human-AI cooperation (MIT News article)

Read about Hosea Siu's research at Lincoln Labs on Human-AI teaming in this article from MIT News. (10/04/2021) Click on the link to the full artcile, including quotes from Hosea about the results.

Here is an excerpt from the article.

In a new study, MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers sought to find out how well humans could play the cooperative card game Hanabi with an advanced AI model trained to excel at playing with teammates it has never met before. In single-blind experiments, participants played two series of the game: one with the AI agent as their teammate, and the other with a rule-based agent, a bot manually programmed to play in a predefined way.

The results surprised the researchers. Not only were the scores no better with the AI teammate than with the rule-based agent, but humans consistently hated playing with their AI teammate. They found it to be unpredictable, unreliable, and untrustworthy, and felt negatively even when the team scored well. A paper detailing this study has been accepted to the 2021 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS).

- From MIT News (10/04/2021)