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GIST Seminar

Group: Human Computer Interaction (GIST)
Speaker: Prof. Duncan Brumby , University College London
Date: 18 April, 2024
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 423 Seminar Room

Dear all,

Prof. Duncan Brumby (external speaker from UCL) will give a GIST seminar on 18 Apr. Anyone interested is welcome to attend :)

Date: 18 Apr, 2024 

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 

Title: Human-AI Interaction: Cooking, Reviewing, and Looking for Work

Abstract:  "In this talk, I’ll present three interrelated studies of human-AI interaction. First, I’ll tell you what happened when we asked students to bake a cake using only a voice user interface (VUI) to follow the recipe. The errors they encountered along the way highlight the capabilities and limitations of VUIs in supporting daily tasks. Next, I’ll explore a timely scenario in which individuals routinely copy and paste AI-generated text from Chat GPT without carefully reading it first. I’ll discuss the potential consequences of such behaviour and propose that integrated attention checks might serve as a safeguard against our inclination towards convenience. Lastly, I’ll give a detailed snapshot of daily life working in the gig economy, highlighting the tension between the flexibility offered by digital platforms and the restrictions they impose on workers. These three studies, which will be presented at CHI 2024, give insights into the benefits, challenges, and pitfalls of human-AI interaction. And thanks to Chat GPT for drafting this abstract—rest assured, it has been thoroughly reviewed before sending."

Bio:  

Duncan Brumby, a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at University College London, focuses on how people interact with computing technology. A recognized expert in the HCI community, he has published extensively and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Prof. Brumby has made significant contributions to HCI education and research, including leadership in postgraduate education at UCL. He has shared his expertise globally, including at top universities and industry leaders like Google and Microsoft.

Location: SAWB 423, Sir Alwyn Williams Building 

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GIST Seminar

Group: Human Computer Interaction (GIST)
Speaker: Prof. Duncan Brumby , University College London
Date: 18 April, 2024
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 423 Seminar Room

Dear all,

Prof. Duncan Brumby (external speaker from UCL) will give a GIST seminar on 18 Apr. Anyone interested is welcome to attend :)

Date: 18 Apr, 2024 

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 

Title: Human-AI Interaction: Cooking, Reviewing, and Looking for Work

Abstract:  "In this talk, I’ll present three interrelated studies of human-AI interaction. First, I’ll tell you what happened when we asked students to bake a cake using only a voice user interface (VUI) to follow the recipe. The errors they encountered along the way highlight the capabilities and limitations of VUIs in supporting daily tasks. Next, I’ll explore a timely scenario in which individuals routinely copy and paste AI-generated text from Chat GPT without carefully reading it first. I’ll discuss the potential consequences of such behaviour and propose that integrated attention checks might serve as a safeguard against our inclination towards convenience. Lastly, I’ll give a detailed snapshot of daily life working in the gig economy, highlighting the tension between the flexibility offered by digital platforms and the restrictions they impose on workers. These three studies, which will be presented at CHI 2024, give insights into the benefits, challenges, and pitfalls of human-AI interaction. And thanks to Chat GPT for drafting this abstract—rest assured, it has been thoroughly reviewed before sending."

Bio:  

Duncan Brumby, a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at University College London, focuses on how people interact with computing technology. A recognized expert in the HCI community, he has published extensively and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Prof. Brumby has made significant contributions to HCI education and research, including leadership in postgraduate education at UCL. He has shared his expertise globally, including at top universities and industry leaders like Google and Microsoft.

Location: SAWB 423, Sir Alwyn Williams Building 

Scottish Autonomous Networked Systems - Part II (SANS 2024)

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 02 May, 2024
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Location: The Advanced Research Centre (ARC), University of Glasgow, 11 Chapel lane, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G11 6EW, United Kingdom

SANS – part II is an opportunity to bring together researchers from different areas to share ideas and learn about ongoing work in relation to autonomous networked systems. If you would like to share your work, we are looking for short form presentations and posters from students. The goal is information sharing and community awareness, with a path to future collaborations (and funding!). Topic of relevance may include: Applying novel AI & ML techniques in an innovative manner to create evolvable and autonomous compute and network infrastructure. Repurposing robotic operation techniques to distributed and federated software control to achieve runtime operational assurance. Investigating new programming interactions between user, system, and network to achieve trust for autonomous operation. The role of digital twins in supporting the operation of these complex distributed systems The use of formal methods to help achieve trustworthy operation in the face of dynamic and adaptable operational environments. We have confirmed attendance from EPSRC to talk about funding opportunities, as well as members from international industry and academia interested in the topic. Important Info: Price: FREE Date: 2 – 3 May 2024 Location: University of Glasgow or Online Catering provided. Registration Necessary (for catering): https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/autonomy

SICSA Pre-CHI Day 2024

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 03 May, 2024
Time: 01:00 - 01:00
Location: Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, ,

We are pleased to announce that this year’s SICSA Pre-CHI day will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh on the 3rd May. This will be an all-day event, comprising of talks, posters, demos and social activities where work being presented at the 2024 ACM CHI conference by Scotland-based researchers will be shared, discussed and explored. The event is an opportunity to celebrate Scottish success at this year’s CHI conference, help build links across the Scottish HCI community, and welcome HCI researchers who are new to Scotland. It also gives an opportunity for interested researchers who are unable to go to CHI itself this year to hear about work being presented at the conference, and to discuss in depth with researchers their latest work. We expect a mixed audience, including researchers of the Scottish HCI community as well as interested students and industry collaborators. Are you a researcher based in Scotland with work accepted to CHI 2024 that you'd like to share with us as part of our event? If yes, please do register by the 12th April so we can finalise the programme for the day. The registration form allows you to tell us some basic details about the work you'd like to share. General registration for attendees will be open until the 30th April for in-person, and until the day before the event for online remote attendance. Event programme to be announced closer to date of event. The full details of the programme will be announced close to the date as it depends on the number of authors able to contribute talks to the programme. Attendance is free, however you should register on this Eventbrite in order that catering numbers can be confirmed. In-person attendance: Inspace, 1 Crichton St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9AB Online In-person attendance: Zoom Please note limited seats are available at Inspace for in-person audiences, so please book tickets in advance. For those joining online please select the appropriate ticket below, and you will be emailed the link to the Zoom room the day prior to the event. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Design Informatics administrative team: designinformatics@ed.ac.uk

SICSA Bootcamp on Cyber Security

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 08 July, 2024
Time: 01:00 - 01:00
Location: University of Aberdeen, Kings College, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Join us for a fun, in-person workshop on Cyber Security at The University of Aberdeen. Book your place today!

SICSA 2024 Bootcamp and PhD Conference

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 08 July, 2024
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: University of Aberdeen, ,

We are delighted to host our Bootcamp and PhD Conference at the University of Aberdeen this year. Our theme this year is Developing Adaptability and Resilience. We will have a packed schedule of inspiring key note speeches and practical workshops, insightful training and opportunities to meet and chat with your fellow PhD colleagues. Look out for more information on the registration links coming soon.

SICSA 2024 PhD Conference

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 09 July, 2024
Time: 09:30 - 14:30
Location: University of Aberdeen, ,

We are delighted to host our PhD Conference at the University of Aberdeen this year. Our theme this year is Developing Adaptability and Resilience. We will have a packed schedule of inspiring key note speeches and practical workshops, insightful training and opportunities to meet and chat with your fellow PhD colleagues. Register to save your place today!

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