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The New World of Conversational Tech: Non-Engineers Need Apply

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Stewart Library

3921 Central Campus Drive · Ogden, UT

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Hetzel-Hoellein Room #321 (top floor), Stewart Library, Weber State University, 3921 Central Campus Drive, Ogden, Utah

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The emergence of conversational interfaces such as Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana, Appple's Siri, are a departure from previous interfaces: they are language-centric in a fundamental way, are much more complex to deliver a great experience on, and this will need the talent of people outside the traditional set of skills. We will need people in the humanities, the preforming arts, and the social sciences. Conversational User Interfaces are the very first interfaces where the machine is expected to completely ben to how humans do things.

This creates a significant opportunity for people who are majoring in English, Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Ethics, and much more.