Interacting with the smart environment to promote well-being: An active inference approach
Many of us spend a large part of our lives interacting with other people in digital environments. How does social interaction mediated by digital technologies impact on individual well-being? The aim of this project is to offer a theoretical and formal model from network analysis of wellbeing and active inference insights of how technological tools and smart environments can positively and negatively affect wellbeing, A theoretical and formal model of interaction with digital technologies will be developed building on work on Bayesian active inference. This theoretical and modelling work will deliver a conceptual toolbox that policy makers, psychotherapists, modellers and digital designers can work with. The planned studies are cross-disciplinary and will involve close collaboration between the Urban Mental Health Group based at Amsterdam Medical Center, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Amsterdam.