Human-to-AI Coach: Improving Human Inputs to AI Systems

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Schneider, J. (2020). Human-to-AI Coach: Improving Human Inputs to AI Systems. Paper presented at the Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis XVIII, Online.

Publication type

Paper in Conference Proceedings


Humans increasingly interact with Artificial intelligence (AI) systems. AI systems are optimized for objectives such as minimum computation or minimum error rate in recognizing and interpreting inputs from humans. In contrast, inputs created by humans are often treated as a given. We investigate how inputs of humans can be altered to reduce misinterpretation by the AI system and to improve efficiency of input generation for the human while altered inputs should remain as similar as possible to the original inputs. These objectives result in trade-offs that are analyzed for a deep learning system classifying handwritten digits. To create examples that serve as demonstrations for humans to improve, we develop a model based on a conditional convolutional autoencoder (CCAE). Our quantitative and qualitative evaluation shows that in many occasions the generated proposals lead to lower error rates, require less effort to create and differ only modestly from the original samples.


Organizational Units

  • Institute of Information Systems
  • Hilti Chair of Business Process Management