About CHI

The Center for Hybrid Intelligence (CHI) is an interdisciplinary research team exploring digital interfaces that facilitate collaboration between humans and algorithms and explores how humans can use advanced technology as a 21st century superpower for solving complex problems in ethical ways.

At our Center, we are passionate about exploring the potential of hybrid intelligence to impact real-world problems. There are immense opportunities to use AI and other advanced technology to create good in the world. However, we believe it to be essential to keep humans in the driving seat. Human ingenuity, intuition, and creativity are what makes this possible. What motivates us is the opportunity to maximize societal impact by making these human inventions serve the best interests of society. 

Our goal is to strengthen human partnership with technology and prepare and inspire people for emergent futures. Keeping the Sustainable Development Goals in mind, we frame our work in the context of improving the world we live in.

We work across disciplines, fields, and organization types, collaborating on research, training, education, and game development. We are inclusive, creative, and focused on real-world impact and we share a passion for making sure that human-machine synergies are serving the best interests of humanity. We believe that solutions to complex problems are most likely to be found at the intersection of diverse perspectives, using the potent combination of human and machine intelligence, namely hybrid intelligence.

Further Information

Jacob Sherson

Professor with Special Responsibilities


We conduct scientific research about topics related to hybrid intelligence. We develop digital games (for research, private & public sector), digital education tools, seminars, roundtables, and corporate training workshops about diverse topics related to hybrid intelligence.


We see immense opportunity to use AI and other advanced technology to solve complex problems and create good in the world. But we also believe it’s critical that we keep humans in the driver seat, with their hands on the wheel –so to speak, even if the ‘vehicle’ is being driving by a machine. Technology should serve humans and not the other way round. 


In every part of our ‘what’, we have a unique focus on the ‘+’ between human and machine intelligence. The Center for Hybrid Intelligence (CHI) brings together curious and creative people from across fields and discipines to explore how humans can use advanced technology to help solve complex problems in ethical ways that keep humans in the driver seat.

Perspective and Impact

For a safe future, we have to put people first in the development of new technologies and emergent futures. For a smooth transition into the age of ubiquitous computing, it is important to prepare people for the skills and jobs of tomorrow.​ Fostering unique human skills and augmenting AI into our environment is crucial to building a symbiosis between Humanity and Technology. We need transparency and the democratizing of data to inhibit monopolies.​


The Center for Hybrid Intelligence stands on the shoulders of our citizen science platform ScienceAtHome. At ScienceAtHome time and efforts are dedicated to gamifying complex natural science problems and developing interfaces that allow humans to find optimal solutions that can train and inspire artificial algorithms. Beyond that, we are learning about the cognition and psychology of our players in order to better understand the workings of the human mind.​ Our players are motivated to contribute to our research beyond just the fun of playing games. Citizen Science enables our users to be part of a welcoming research community, learn about topics that excite them and volunteer for the sake and progress of science through participating in multiple aspects of the research cycle.​