Past Meetup

Designing human and machine collaboration

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Herengracht 469-4 · Amsterdam

How to find us

Tram stops: Koningsplein and Muntplein are the closest. By metro: Rokin. At the entrance ask the front desk about the meetup. We will be waiting for you on the 4th floor of the building

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AI will radically alter how work gets done and who does it, however the technology’s larger impact will be in complementing and augmenting human capabilities, not replacing them. In other words humans will work in collaboration with machines.

To take full advantage of this collaboration, companies must understand how humans can most effectively augment machines, how machines can enhance what humans do best, and how to redesign business processes to support the partnership. Without any doubt designers are going to be at the forefront of those changes.


In 1818 Frankenstein was published and 200 years later we are still celebrating Mary Shelley’s masterpiece and its undoubted relevance in nowadays world because it describes so vividly the conflictual relationship we have with our own creations: machines. We created complex systems that run critical infrastructure and we are torn between the trust in their supposedly selfless and perfectly logical processes and the fear that their obscure and unreadable algorithms will take over. This talk reflects upon the role of designers in managing these fears and expectations in the most ethical and human way by addressing three critical aspects: fairness, accountability and transparency.



Clementina Gentile works as a UX designer for Proximus, a Belgian telco provider. In the past she was a consultant in the field of UX and Service design and she has been working for clients like Sony, the European Commission and the Flemish Government. She has been a speaker in various international conferences such as EuroIA2016, IA Summit Rome 2016, WIAD Zurich 2017, WIAD Bari 2018. In her spare time she collaborates with Osmos network, applying participatory techniques in community-based projects.


17:45 - 18:30 Doors open. WARM FOOD & drinks. Come early!
18:30 - 18:45 Introduction of LTUX and Werkspot
18:45 - 19:45 Modern Frankenstein: designing kind machines
19:45 - 22:00 Networking & drinks


Ladies that UX Amsterdam is a welcoming community that aims to promote female talent and increase female visibility. Our community is inclusive to all background, gender, age, race, and expertise.



WERKSPOT ( offers the free and easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance and repair professionals. We are the market leader in The Netherlands and also expanding internationally with our brand Instapro. With our young, open and driven team of 130 people in Amsterdam, we are working towards our mission every day: to become the easiest and most reliable way to arrange home services.


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We will be waiting for you on the top of a really cool building in the heart of Amsterdam where you can enjoy the event as well as the view on the city's canals.

At the entrance ask the front desk about the meetup. We will be waiting for you on the 4th floor of the building



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