The main strategic consulting companies (KPMG, McKinsey, Gartner Group, etc.), the most important international think-tanks (World Economic Forum, International Federation of Robotics, etc.), and the CEOs of the major ICT companies (IBM, Microsoft, etc.) consider the lack of social intelligence to be the last obstacle between AI-driven technologies and the achievement of their full potential in the everyday life of the users.
In such a perspective, the aim of SEAIxI is to bridge the gap between academic and industrial research on Social & Emotion AI, the domain aimed at the development of technologies, machines and artificial agents with the ability to deal appropriately with users' affect, attitudes, intentions, feelings, personality and expectations.
The workshop welcomes contributions that address, among others, questions such as "How can socially and emotionally intelligent systems be used in real-world scenarios?", "What are the business cases that are being (or going to be) developed?", "What are the challenges underlying the transfer of such systems to industry and application relevant settings?"