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Meg Kurdziolek

Meg is the Lead UXR for Intrinsic.ai, where she focuses on making it easier to create automation solutions with industrial robotics. She is a "Xoogler" and previously worked on Explainable AI services for Google Cloud. Meg has had a varied career working for start-ups and large corporations alike, and she has published on topics such as information visualization, educational-technology design, voice user interface (VUI) design, explainable AI (XAI), and human-robot interaction (HRI). Meg is a proud alumnus of Virginia Tech, where she received her Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction.
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    Preview abstract There is a growing problem facing ML-driven product designers and engineers. Products and services increasingly generate and rely on larger, more complex datasets. As datasets grow in breadth and volume, the ML models built on them are increasing in complexity. But as ML model complexity grows, they become increasingly opaque. Without a means of understanding ML model decision making, end-users are less likely to trust and adopt the technology. Furthermore, the audiences for ML model explanations come from varied backgrounds, have different levels of experience with mathematics and statistics, and will rely on these technologies in a variety of contexts. In order to show the “whys” behind complex machine learning decision making, technologists will need to employ “Explainable AI.” In this talk, I'll sketch out “the basics” of Explainable AI (XAI) and describe, at a high level, popular methods and techniques. Then I describe the current challenges facing the field, and how UX can advocate for better experiences in ML driven products. View details
    Preview abstract A problem faces machine learning (ML) product designers. As datasets grow larger and more complex, the ML models built on them grow complex and increasingly opaque. End users are less likely to trust and adopt the technology without clear explanations. Furthermore, audiences for ML model explanations vary considerably in background, experience with mathematical reasoning, and contexts in which they apply these technologies. UX professionals can use explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) methods and techniques to explain the reasoning behind ML products. View details
    Everyday Experiences With Robots
    UXPA 2019 (2019)
    A Special Topics Course on Personal Information Management
    Manuel Pérez-Quiñones
    Pardha S. Pyla
    TR 06-26, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Computer Science (2006)