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Monthly Archives: July 2021

July 28, 2021

Ethical Conversation Design

Hat tip to Ahmed Bouzid and his wonderful “Lingofest” event. Here is a presentation by Supriya Kulkarni in which she explains a human-centered approach to addressing the ethical concerns raised by the adoption of Voice First assistants. Supriya introduces “The Ethical Conversation Design Toolkit” — a guidance tool that helps teams in the Voice First industry navigate their ethical design journey.

July 21, 2021

The ABCs of Explainable VUI Design

Hat tip to Ahmed Bouzid and his wonderful “Lingofest” event. Here is a presentation by Dr. Maria Aretoulaki in which she explains the Why, What and How of Explainable VUI Design and shows with specific examples how to use Linguistic knowledge and Speech Recognition limitations to design effective and affable voice and conversational interfaces.

July 7, 2021

Why Sound Affects People (And How to Use It Effectively)

Hat tip to Ahmed Bouzid and his wonderful “Lingofest” event. Here is a presentation by Emily Banzhaf entitled: “Sound and Emotion: Why sound affects people and how to use it effectively.”