"Alexa, Set Reminder to Design Good AI for Kids"

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

AI technologies like digital assistants (DAs) must be designed with children’s wellbeing in mind. Our interactive and intelligent technologies experts will cover how and why DAs should be designed as tools that support (rather than replace) human intelligence and ingenuity. We’ll also consider whose user experience digital assistants are designed for and why this is influencing children’s reliance on them. Moreover, we’ll discuss diversity and inclusion and what it means for kids who don’t speak “standard English.” As concerns about children’s attachment to technology grows, how can devices be designed to promote healthier habits? Audience members will be provided with insights about the development of these technologies, challenges and benefits, and strategies for improvement.

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Jakki Bailey

UT Austin

Reed Coke


S Craig Watkins

The University of Texas at Austin

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