Reflections on Challenges and Promises of Mixed-Initiative Interaction

Eric J. Horvitz


Research on mixed-initiative interaction and assistance is still in its infancy but is poised to blossom into a wellspring of innovation that promise to change the way we work with computing systems -- and the way that computing systems work with us. I share reflections about the opportunities ahead for developing computational systems with the ability to engage people in a deeply collaborative manner, founded on their ability to support fluid mixed-initiative problem solving.

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