Episode 83 - Jill Fain Lehman, Ph.D. on Developing Language Interactions
This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello speak with Dr. Jill Fain Lehman about her work on language and machines at Carnegie-Mellon University and as a consultant at Disney.
Jill's work with Disney
Using technology for language-based interactions with children
Creating interactions that are fun for kids
We need a "theory of fun"
Creating systems for children on autism spectrum
Scott McCloud's facial representation abstraction spectrum
Scott McCloud's excellent book, Understanding Comics
Interacting with Alexa, Jibo and other "intelligent agents"
Mathblasters and other early "edutainment" systems
The "behavioral uncanny valley" of stereotypical activities
What makes an interaction a "conversation"?
Dr. Paul Pangaro RoboPsych Podcast interview
Apple's 1987 "Knowledge Navigator" interactive agent video
Jill's thoughts about near-term developments in human-machine interaction
Teaser for Jill's next RoboPsych Podcast appearance!
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