With the generous support of our sponsors Vitamin T and TecEd, Pamela Pavliscak will be joining us in Ann Arbor on July 10th to help kick off our renewed Michigan chapter of UXPA. You won’t want to miss her talk on “The Emotional Life of Internet Things.” Pam asks, “what will it be like when our internet things know how we feel? Let’s invent emotional machines for the human future we want.”
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DATE AND TIME
Mon, July 10, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex
105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
More on Pamela’s Talk
The convergence of affective technology, machine learning, and ubiquitous computing makes designing for emotion more important than ever. We’ve always had an emotional relationship with our internet things, whether we think of our phone as an extension of our self, a chatbot as a best friend, or a robot as a beloved pet. A decade from now, emotional interactions are likely to become the norm. We may not remember a time when we can’t just frown and our devices know that we’re dismayed.
So, as emotion-sensing technology is moving from an experimental phase to reality, maybe our internet things will start to understand us, picking up on social cues, responding to our moods, and cultivating emotion connection. What does it mean for how we design technology? How do we design AI that has empathy for us? In this session, we will look at where emotional AI is now and a framework for inventing an emotionally intelligent future.
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