Intelligent Cognitive Assistants

Collaborative Machines to Enhance Human Capabilities


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The next evolution of the human-computer collaboration will soon become reality. The Intelligent Cognitive Assistant (ICA) initiative will accelerate the creation of systems that demonstrate the harnessing of machine intelligence to work collaboratively, enhancing human cognitive and physical capabilities. ICA will lead to the creation of new platforms to assist people in working, learning, interacting with new cyber-physical systems, redefine the human-computer interface, transport, health care, and other activities.

Humans face a daunting list of challenges every day, and the future ICA applications will lend a helpful digital hand. These new applications will be individually adaptable and developed to augment the human performance and productivity, establishing new fields such as Cognitive Artificial Intelligence (CAI) at the human-technology frontier.

John Oakley, Director

oakleyJohn Oakley is focused on leading Intelligent Cognitive Assistant, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence research. John works closely with government, industry, and university partners in development of these research topics.

SRC and NSF to Collaborate on Research

ICA is a collaborative research program with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to jointly fund research. This joint effort builds on a 2017 workshop summarized in a publicly available Research Needs document. This collaboration enhances and accelerates the research and education objectives of all sponsors.

ICA Themes

  • Contextual Knowledge
  • Holistic Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Science
  • Natural Human-ICA Interfacing
  • Localization and System Design

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