CHIL ("Computers in the Human Interaction Loop") is an Integrated Project under the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme. It is jointly coordinated by Universitt Karlsruhe (TH) and the Fraunhofer Institute IITB. CHIL was launched on January, 1st 2004.
The objective of this project is to explore and create environments in which computers serve humans who focus on interacting with other humans as opposed to having to attend to and being preoccupied by the machines themselves. Instead of computers operating in an isolated manner, and humans [thrust] in the loop [of computers]. CHIL puts Computers in the Human Interaction Loop (CHIL). 15 partners from 9 countries in Europe and the US collaborate in the CHIL Consortium to design Technologies and Computer Services that model humans and the state of their activities and intentions. A complete perceptual context enables a family of CHIL computing services that provide helpful assistance implicitly, requiring a minimum of human attention or interruptions.
To achieve this overall vision, a broad set of key scientific issues is proposed: