UCLIC Research Seminar Series
Benjamin Cowan, University College Dublin
UCLIC Research Seminar 6th of May: Benjamin Cowan (University College Dublin), Perspective taking in human-machine dialogue: human-likeness, partner models and language production in voice user interface interaction
Voice has now become a mainstream interaction modality. It's therefore surprising how little we know about user centered issues, in particular how design guides a user's mental model (i.e. their partner model) and interaction behaviours. Current voice interfaces fundamentally rely on human conversation as an interaction metaphor, using human-like design to support partner model building. My talk will explore how VUI design shapes our beliefs of a machine partner's abilities, how these beliefs may drive language production in interaction and whether this interaction metaphor is actually appropriate as we strive for more conversational systems.
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The seminar will be hosted by Anna Cox