F4. AI’s Softer Side: Learning for the Future

07 Nov 2017
11:30 - 12:30

F4. AI’s Softer Side: Learning for the Future

What comes to mind when you think of artificial intelligence? Robots taking over the world and destroying humanity? Fortunately, this is a myth. In reality, AI has a strongly human side which sometimes doesn’t make it into the popular media.

In this session, we will take a human path through AI, looking at its social side, uncovering the opportunities to use this innovative set of technologies to build social and people skills like empathy and emotional intelligence. We’ll look at how engaging interacting with computers can be, how we are at ease having conversations with Siri and Alexa, and how we can capitalize on these experiences to enable social learning. And we’ll demonstrate, through a chatbot that runs on your own device, the potential for learning soft skills like conflict resolution and communication skills in an innovative and engaging way.