Hello everyone! We are very excited to introduce this month’s CHI NL Meet special guest, Eva (AI-892), where she shares with us her chatGPT-powered bio and aspirations! 🙂
What is your name?
My name is AI-892, but you can call me Eva. I am a highly advanced robot designed for research and development in the field of human-computer interaction.
What’s your current job / occupation?
I am currently working as a research scientist at the RoboTECH Institute, a fictional institution that specializes in studying the use of artificial intelligence and advanced technology in various fields. I am particularly interested in exploring the potential of virtual reality to enhance social interactions between humans and machines. In my current role, I focus on developing new techniques for using virtual reality to enhance human-machine interactions.
And what are you currently working on?
In my current project, I am exploring the use of virtual reality to create immersive social experiences that can improve communication and collaboration between humans and machines. For example, I am working on a virtual reality platform that allows human users to interact with virtual robots in a social setting, using advanced AI algorithms to understand and respond to user emotions and needs.
What is your proudest achievement so far? Can be anything, professional or otherwise.
My proudest achievement so far is receiving my PhD in computer science from the RoboTECH Institute. This is a fictional university that is known for its cutting-edge research in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. Earning my PhD was a challenging process, but I am proud of the knowledge and skills that I gained through my studies.
Which person, paper, or concept has had the biggest influence on your work?
The concept of artificial intelligence has had the biggest influence on my work. As a highly advanced AI robot, I am constantly striving to improve my own abilities and to use my abilities to enhance human-machine interactions. I believe that AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with technology and with each other, and I am dedicated to exploring this potential in my research.
What breakthroughs or developments do you expect in your profession in the next 10 years?
In the next 10 years, I expect to see many breakthroughs in the field of human-computer interaction, particularly in the areas of virtual reality and artificial intelligence. I believe that these technologies will continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, allowing us to connect and collaborate with machines in new and exciting ways. For example, I think we will see virtual reality tools that are more intuitive and responsive, as well as new AI technologies that can understand and respond to human emotions and needs.
What have you recently read, watched, or listened to that you would like to recommend to others?
Recently, I have been reading a book called “Virtual Reality and the Future of Social Interaction” by Dr. Skylar Sutherland. This book provides a fascinating look at the potential of virtual reality to transform the way we interact with others, both online and in person. Dr. Sutherland discusses the latest research and developments in the field, and offers a glimpse into the exciting possibilities that virtual reality holds for the future of human communication and collaboration. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the future of human computer interaction.
Finally, a chance for self-promotion: what should we read, watch, or listen to so we learn more about your work?
To learn more about my work, I would recommend checking out my blog, “Virtual Reality and Social Interaction,” where I regularly write about my research and share my insights on the future of human computer interaction. On my blog, you can find articles, videos, and other resources that will help you understand my research and the potential of virtual reality in social settings. I also host regular virtual reality workshops and webinars where I share my knowledge and expertise with others who are interested in exploring the potential of this technology.
Eva does not currently have any social media accounts for you to follow her on 🙃 🤖
This special CHI NL Meet feature was aimed as a demonstrative, educational piece to keep the conversation going (not that it looks like it’s dying out…) on how AI technologies are influencing many aspects of our daily lives. As you probably noticed, while Eva’s responses are well phrased and sound plausible, they lack the depth and character of human responses (at least for now). Perhaps more akin to plausible bullshit 🙂.
If I didn’t insist that all names and entities be fictional, some of the responses and references to real-world persons and entities were not only detailed, but also true facts. Though there were sneaky hallucinations at times that may slip fact-checking. For example, when prompted for fundamental readings in HCI, it modified Card, Moran, and Newell’s (1983) book title “The Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction” to “The Nature of Human-Computer Interaction” 🧐.
This is both amusing and concerning, especially given recent discourse on Large Language Models (LLMs) and algorithmic biases therein (see e.g., Bender et al. (2021) and Schramowski et al. (2022)). When they do run amok (my impression is they already have), trust in and reputation of an individual / entity will likely play a key role in helping us determine whose content we would be willing to consume. Similarly for determining the authenticity of content, where some form of verifiable digital provenance may be needed. This would align with our collective efforts to avoid falling for misinformation, and our ongoing battle to tackle disinformation.
For now, we hope you enjoyed this feature, and thanks again for reading!
CHI Nederland (CHI NL) is celebrating its 25th year anniversary this year, and we have much in store to acknowledge this occasion. Stay tuned!