Upcoming: BBS by Hendrik Buschmeier
Brown Bag Session 2022-09-27 12:00 E19.14

Politeness for Artificial Conversational Agents: Computational Modelling and Human Expectations

Politeness is a linguistic mechanism fundamental to ‘tactful’ social interaction. It is unclear, however, whether and how the use of polite language transfers to interactions with artificial conversational agents such as voice assistants or social robots. I will talk about our research on computational models of politeness for conversational agents as well as our studies on differences in influences on and expectations of politeness in human and human-agent interaction.

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News: Two winning PhD project proposals for the IMR-iHub collaboration on ‘Responsible governing in a digital age’

Two PhD project proposals have been selected out of 10 submissions received for the IMR-iHub call focusing on ‘Responsible governing in a digital age’.

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Welcome to iHub, Radboud University’s interdisciplinary research hub on digitalization and society. iHub brings together a diverse range of scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences to tackle urgent questions raised by the increased digitalization and datafication of science and society.

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Currently iHub has a number of vacancies. Read more to see the actual offerings.



Our research agenda is organised in four value-lines. Read more.


Experiments at iHub. Covering the Pasteur quadrant, scaling up digital solutions, and setting up digital intervention studies.


Interdisciplinairy projects on digitalization and society.


Let's introduce our team.