LASER Talk: "Empathy in Electronic Culture"

LASER Talk: "Empathy in Electronic Culture"

Thursday, October 4, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm

UCI Applied Innovation

5141 California Ave #250

Irvine, CA 92617

FREE admission and parking with registration

Snacks and light refreshments provided

As electronic culture becomes increasingly ubiquitous, how are programmers and developers addressing human-like interfaces, interactions, and decision-making – specifically, when it comes the emulation of empathy? Similarly, how can real human empathy be elicited when users interact through programs and digital platforms, instead of face to face? Conversation may include philosophical and ethical topics, in addition to the creative and computational aspects of this growing discussion as it relates to gaming, AR/VR, machine learning, and/or digital assistants.

Speakers include:

Emre Neftci, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Sciences and founder of Neuromorphic Machine Intelligence Lab at UCI

Mark Deppe, Director of the UCI E-Sports Arena

Ezra Ross, Professor of Lawyering Skills at UCI Law

The 2018-19 LASER Talks series is generously supported by the UCI Illuminations Fund.

Event Date: 
October 4, 2018 - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
UCI Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave., #250, Irvine, CA 92617