I’m thinking about why I’m in grad school
Month: February 2022
I Think It’s Past Your Bedtime; Friction and Humanity in AI
There is a desire to believe that this non-human person in our homes is really a kind of person, and is one who wouldn’t sit by and let bad things happen to us.
Machines and Emotion
This past Friday, Paul Pangaro, professor from Carnegie Mellon University, came to speak to our class about how artificial intelligence and the power of conversation can go together, and also redefine what conversation actually means. […]
I am reflecting on last Friday (02/04). We had a guest lecturer, Paul Pangaro, come and talk to us about conversation and conversational bots (i.e. Alexa). Before going into this, I didn’t realize how much […]
Conversation Design & Sanity
I’ve been thinking about the art of conversation and staying sane.
Are You Listening?
We’re learning how to listen.
Conversation and Choice
Conversation is highly complex. Even simple conversations such as deciding what to get for lunch are full of turns and complexity. The changing context, the emotions behind an utterance, and past experiences are just a […]
Designing Generative Convos
We’re [GD – 502] reflecting on Paul Pangaro’s illuminating February 4th workshop about designing conversations. In both the lecture and workshop, Pangaro illustrates a new reality for conversing with AI Voicebots: he imagines devices that […]