Research Themes

Preference Elicitation

Elicitation of preferences is a crucial problem in AI. In fact, many AI algorithms or techiniques aim at providing services on behalf of a user - but in most cases a clear objective or utility function is not provided upfront. While traditionally in decision theory preferences (in form of utility functions) have been acquired with long and tedious procedures, modern systems must account for the cost of preference elicitation as well as the expected benefit. This preference bottleneck is further complicated by the limitation of individual rationality and psycologichal biases.

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