Current Courses

Official website of the course "Human-AI Interaction" (code 01UJUIU) offered to Ph.D. students at Politecnico di Torino.

Short link to this page:


The course will tentatively start on January 2022.

Students are encouraged to attend the classes with their laptops.

Course Topics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become increasingly present and integrated in our daily lives, with complex and often unpredictable solutions. This complexity and unpredictability make it difficult for users to understand, trust, and adopt such solutions with success. The course aims at introducing methodologies and techniques to design and build intelligent interactive systems that are usable and useful for all, also reflecting on the impact that AI applications have and will have on their users. A combination of lectures and workshop-style sessions will introduce students to different techniques for creating such intelligent systems across a few selected domains.

  • Introduction to Human-AI Interaction
  • Trade-offs in Human-AI Interaction
    • Augmenting or replacing people?
    • Direct manipulation or agents?
  • Designing and evaluating human-centered AI systems
    • Guidelines and methods
    • Data, bias, and trust
  • Paradigms for Human-AI Interaction
    • Smart interfacesconversational agents and chatbots
  • Hands-on session: prototyping a conversational agent

Material (to be updated)

  • Introduction
  • AI in the World: Journey Map
  • Trade-offs in Human-AI Interaction (with panels)
  • Designing AI+People Systems
  • Design Workshop (introduction)
  • Conversational Agents


The exam will consist in the evaluation of three exercises proposed and developed during the class hours.

A successfull completion of two out of three exercises is needed to pass the exam.

  • Exercise 1: Reading Panel
  • Esercise 2: Design Worksheet (PPTX)
  • Esercise 3: Prototyping a Conversational Agent