STHLM Xperience Conference 2020 Digital Edition

STHLM Xperience Conference 2020 Digital Edition

Human-Centered AI

November 12, 2020

STHLM Xperience Conference 2020 Digital Edition

Human-Centered AI

Stockholm, Stockholms län

November 12, 2020
14:00 - 17:00
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Stockholm Stockholms län,

STHLM Xperience Conference 2020 Digital Edition

Human-Centered AI

In order to celebrate World Usability Day we have used this years theme – Human-Centred AI.

Over the last two decades computers have enhanced human’s abilities to perform our work, ensure our safety, and even lighten our workload. Interest continues to increase in AI’s capabilities to improve human performance. However, there is an accompanying fear that humans will lose control of the technology they create.

During the day we will explore the past and the present of AI. How is it being used? How could, and maybe should, we use it? Where do we see the strongest potential within UX and design. For example, how is the music industry using AI? Within the field of art, are there new ways to be creative? We will also talk about bias within AI, not just the technology but also in the perspective of where it comes from and whom is working with it.

Join us at STHLM Xperience Conference and together we will discuss Human-Centered AI while learning from each other how to use it in the right way. It is a participatory conference with lectures, practical tips, and workshops. Speakers on stage are experts in their field.

Who Should Attend

If you are a Visual designer, Service Designer, UX Designer or someone interested in the area (e.g. manager or developer) we know that you will learn something new that you can bring back to work.

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Can AI support a creative process?

According to the UN, more than half of earth population lives in cities today and more than 90% of future population growth will occur in cities. How can this be done in a sustainable way? Architects and urban planners face many, often conflicting, considerations like designing for energy efficiency, good outdoor areas, reduced noise and enough space and light for everyone.

A complex problem for the human mind – but not for computers! Spacemaker let AI consider all parameters and presents a variety of ways to solve the problem. Almost like a brainstorming machine!

But how do creative users react to getting “everything served” by an AI tool? What happens to the creative process when you go from drawing – to selecting and adjusting parameters?

Our learning curve has been very steep, and we have changed our tool dramatically, acting on user feedback. In this presentation I want to share what we learned so far on how to actual design an AI tool with the user in mind.

Klara Vatn

Klara Vatn is Head of Design in the Oslo based startup Spacemaker. She is a digital product designer with 15 years experience designing great products, specialized in combining design process with agile mindset. The last three years she has been using all her experience to disrupt the way we design our cities, building both the Spacemaker product and organisation from scratch.


“I can do better than your AI” and other man-machine quarrels

Since the industrial revolution, automation technologies have evolved by leaps and bounds. However, interfaces to control and communicate with advanced automation have barely crawled forward. The result is a generation of operators, engineers and other experts who often find themselves at odds with their “intelligent” machines. In this talk, we explore the challenges in Human-Automation Interaction and share lessons from the industrial context that will help build human centered AI.

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan

Gayathri is a User Experience Researcher focusing on Human Automation Interaction in specialized industrial contexts such as process industries, mining and ports. With a background in HCI, Innovation and Game based learning, she leads the UX Research Group at ABB Corporate Research.





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