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Phillip Morgan
Phillip Morgan, visiting professor of Engineering Psychology at Luleå University of Technology. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Optimising human interaction with AI, robotic and autonomous cyber physical systems

5 Oct. 2022, 11:30 - 12:30
Luleå, Vetenskapens hus or digitally
English
Free
Published: 28 September 2022

Over the past decade we have seen rapid technological developments in AI, robotic and autonomous systems. But how do we optimise the human interaction with these systems? Phillip Morgan, visiting Professor of Engineering Psychology at Luleå University of Technology, presents results from his 20+ years research career, and shows that the human being is not always the weakest link in the cyber security chain – even if we often think so.

The developments in AI, robotic and autonomous systems have given us technologies like self-driving cars, domestic robots, and augmentation of reality. However, we are facing a crisis where we do not know enough about human performance limitations, and capabilities, when interacting with such technologies. Furthermore, almost all these technologies are at risk of being cyber attacked and even with the ‘best’ cyber hardware and software in place, humans are still quoted to be the weakest link in the cyber security chain.

In his research, Phillip has been dedicated to better understanding human awareness, behaviour, performance, and trust when interacting with AI, robotic and autonomous cyber physical systems. During his talk, he will present examples of his research on human factors aspects of self-driving cars, human interaction with and trust of ‘fully’ autonomous cars as well as human cyber security vulnerabilities when preparing to and using self-driving vehicles. He will also talk about how to minimise risky cyber security behaviours.

About Professor Phillip Morgan
Professor of Human Factors and Cognitive Science at Cardiff University
Visiting professor of Engineering Psychology at Luleå University of Technology
Research group director: Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) at Cardiff University
Director of research: Cardiff University Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human Machine Systems (IROHMS)
Technical Lead: Airbus Accelerator in Human-Centric Cyber Security