FameLab Scottish first runner-up discussing what Smart technology really means and why calling it “smart” is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. View presentation here.
Talks & EventsI try to speak across disciplines and to non-academic communities as often as possible. Science myths, especially in topics as hot as robotics and AI, ought to be dispelled as approachably and easily as possible. I try to bring my research to life at comedy festivals, nerd gatherings, theatric productions, and, occasionally, Very Serious Scientific Venues.
3 Minute Thesis runner-up in postgraduate researchers at University of Glasgow. View presentation here
University of Glasgow Psychology Department
Introduction to crowdsourcing for scientific data / workshop for Methods and Metascience group (professors and graduate students in UofG Psychology). Slides.
Glasgow Theater Company
Pannelist and speaker following a production of a play about the role of emotional AI in the future.
There’s earnest self-improvement and criticism, and then there’s crippling self-doubt. Learn techniques to differentiate between subtlties of the two, and identify self-sabotaging behaviors you can mitigate to reach your highest potential.
Social Robotics Workshop
What is a social robot? What applications are social robots uniquely suited for, and how can we design interactions that are useful, and socially fulfilling?
"Alexa, Read the Room."
Emotions govern so much of human behavior – why are voice agents taking so long to catch up? What does the future of an emotional voice interface look like, and how will the ability to perceive and express emotions influence the development of voice interfaces in the future?
It’s 2016, and humans don’t give instructions through terminals anymore. The future of interfaces is social. Natural language understanding, conversational dialogs, and subtle social cues are the new instruction set – what challenges exist in the vast field of HCI, and how can current machine learning techniques address them?