Development of Conversational Agents and Applications in Playful Environments

In this project I will be making a talking, artificial intelligence prototype that provides meaningful, playful exchanges in different interactive settings. By taking advantage of the latest advances in machine learning and creating a model founded on knowledge from social and cognitive sciences, I will build a series of digital avatars to test how they interact with users. This research-creation project connects to other disciplines like Human Computer Interactions (HCI).

Development of Conversational Agents and Applications in Playful Environments

In this project, we propose an intelligent conversational agents prototype that provides meaningful, playful exchanges in different interactive settings. By taking advantage of the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and creating a model founded on knowledge from social and cognitive sciences, we will build a series of digital avatars to test their interaction ability. This research-creation project connects to other disciplines like Human Computer Interactions (HCI).

“Missed Connections: Encouraging social encounter, connection, andengagement through time- and location-sensitive playful interactionand games among users/players of public space.”

In this research project, research on cross-reality urban games that foster social engagement and interaction among city-dwellers with themselves and the urban spaces they inhabit will be furthered. Special attention will be paid to the shared experience of time and memory, as these two interface in Urbanoid’s cross-reality urban game x-ode. The knowledge gained will be applied in the implementation and deployment of x-ode, an urban cross-reality game, in Montreal in the Fall of 2020. Urbanoid Inc.