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Doug Bowman on AR+AI at the ICAT Playdate this Friday, 1/19

January 16, 2024

Please note: Due to a technical error, no video is availabe for the video above. Refer to the presentation .pdf for more information. 

Doug Bowman is giving the ICAT Playdate on Fri, 1/19, on AR+AI. Join us in person or online

  • Title: How AR+AI could transform personal computing and why an interdisciplinary approach is critical
  • Presenter: Dr. Doug A. Bowman, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Dept. of Computer Science
  • Location: LLC Building, Community Assembly (185 Kent Street, near VT bookstore)
  • Time: 8:30 - 9 am socializing, coffee and donuts; 9 - 9:30 am presentation.

Just as the smartphone marked a significant shift in the way people use computing for work, communication, and play, augmented reality (AR) technology has the potential to make everyday computing even more ubiquitous and convenient. AR glasses can give users rapid access to information and apps without the limitations of a small screen or the need to use their hands to interact. AR and AI have the potential to be distracting, overwhelming, or even dangerous if we simply replicate the smartphone experience in the AR glasses.

Dr. Bowman will discuss some of his research on designing powerful but calm user interfaces for future AR glasses and some ideas on how AI can be integrated into AR glasses to improve the user experience further. To realize this vision, we need interdisciplinary work between technologists, designers, artists, and human factors experts.