Prof. T. Bosse (Tibor)

Professor - Behavioural Science Institute
Programme director - Communication Science

Prof. T. Bosse (Tibor)
Visiting address

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4

Postal address

Postbus 9104

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Tibor Bosse is Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Communication Science at the Communication & Media group at Radboud University, where he is currently the Program Director. Moreover, he is Scientific Director of the OnePlanet ICAI Lab For Precision Health, Nutrition & Behaviour, Member of the Strategy Team of the Netherlands AI Coalition, Chair of the NeFCA working group on Human Machine Communication, Chair of the UNL Expert Table Artificial Intelligence, Figurehead of the NWA Big Data Route and former President of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence. In his research, he builds bridges between Computer Science and the Social Sciences, in particular between Artificial Intelligence and Communication Science.

Tibor Bosse combines insights from these disciplines in order to design, implement and evaluate ‘Social AI’ systems, i.e. intelligent computer systems that have the ability to engage in natural social interactions with human beings. Such systems include, among others, social robots, virtual agents and chatbots. From a technical perspective, he develops new algorithms to endow social AI systems with believable behaviour (e.g., using techniques such as emotion recognition and natural language processing). From a social perspective, he studies the psychological effects of interacting with social AI systems on people’s perceptions and behavior. Finally, from an applied perspective, he is interested in the use of social AI systems for various practical purposes, including social skills training and behavior change.

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Ancillary activities

Tibor Bosse conducts research into the development of social artificial intelligence (AI), which involves chatbots and social robots. How can we build machines that people can interact with naturally, so that we can develop communication skills or help people to stop smoking?