Computers, We Should Talk: The Conversational Web

Mar 12, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:00pm CT


Joshua Brustein


Gela Fridman


Chris Messina


We’re close to having full-on conversations with our computers, and that’s a good thing. The web is evolving from a browser-based, text-heavy experience to one that’s based on natural spoken language, context, and artificial intelligence. But our current systems and social attitudes will need an adjustment before conversational computing becomes mainstream.

How will voice interfaces become the next big thing for the web, and what needs to happen from a consumer standpoint? Bigger than web browsers, conversational computing could harness the power and reach of mobile and make computing accessible to people of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures. Hey computers, we should talk.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session