Plan Recognition (or what the hell are you trying to do?)

Full Featured (30 min.)

How does Messi know where to run when Iniesta holds the ball? How can we tell if a user is performing a fraud using our system? Even we, as human beings, don't always excel at these tasks. Plan Recognition is a key problem in AI that can be phrased as follows: When you observe someone else's actions (a user, a robot, a collaborator), what is that someone trying to do, and how? In this talk I will share my experience with this research problem, the unique challenges it can tackle and a use-case of my plan recognition work with a major financial company.