2024 ACM SIGAI / AAMAS Autonomous Agents Award

Catholijn M. Jonker

Professor Catholijn Jonker is full professor of Interactive Intelligence at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science of the Delft University of Technology. Professor Jonker is a leader in the field of human-machine interaction, in particular regarding modeling the cognitive processes and concepts involved in negotiation and teamwork. Professor Jonker initiated the Automated Negotiating Agents Competition at AAMAS and IJCAI.

Invited Talk

Location: Great Room 1&2


Augmenting Human Intellect in Negotiation 


Exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and human intellect augmentation, this talk focuses on leveraging AI in negotiation. Negotiation poses inherent challenges for humans, presenting an ideal canvas for the application of AI techniques across various subtasks in negotiation. Moreover, fully automated negotiation is relevant for collaborative automated agents and in some social settings. SWOT analyses performed over time allows us to track the evolving landscape of machine learning subfields, revealing shifts in strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Furthermore, I will discuss the necessity of co-evolving the evaluation framework for negotiating agents amidst advancing AI capabilities.