Watch “Catch Up to Agentive Tech” with Christopher Noessel

Christopher Noessel provides both a conceptual grounding and practical advice to unlock agentive tech massive potential […]

No technology is neutral. Not even the humble thermostat. It is apparent to any layperson that general artificial intelligence stands to transform culture in far-reaching and fundamental ways. It is frightening to consider that we don’t know what life looks like should super artificial intelligence evolve. But what about agentive technology? What inherent biases does it have? How will it be abused? What does it afford? What does it want?

Advances in narrow artificial intelligence make possible agentive systems that do things directly for their users (like, say, an automatic pet feeder). They deliver on the promise of user-centered design, but present fresh challenges in understanding their unique promises and pitfalls

In this talk at From Business to Buttons about Agentive Tech, Christopher Noessel gives us all some fine frameworks to design with AI, some thought-provoking points and real world examples, and provides both a conceptual grounding and practical advice to unlock agentive tech massive potential.

Catch up to Agentive Tech

About Christopher Noessel

A 20+ year veteran of interaction design, Christopher Noessel designs products and services for a variety of domains, including health, financial, and consumer. In addition, he also teaches, speaks about, and evangelizes design internationally. His spidey-sense goes off semi-randomly, leading him to investigate and speak about a range of things. For example: interactive narrative to ethnographic user research, interaction design to generative randomness, and designing for the future.

He is co-author of Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction (Rosenfeld Media, 2012), co-author of About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, 4th Edition (Wiley, 2015) and keeper of the blog He is also the author of a new book called Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People about the user experience of “agentive” AI (Rosenfeld Media, 2016.)

Source: From Business to Buttons

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

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