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Take a deep dive into human-focused technology and computing research in the GVU Center at Georgia Tech. Each episode focuses on a cutting-edge innovation, its impact, and how the experts pulled it off. In the GVU Center, we’re keeping the human in the loop.

Tech Unbound GVU Center at Georgia Tech

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Take a deep dive into human-focused technology and computing research in the GVU Center at Georgia Tech. Each episode focuses on a cutting-edge innovation, its impact, and how the experts pulled it off. In the GVU Center, we’re keeping the human in the loop.

    EP10: Online Education Gets a Social Boost with Artificial Intelligence

    EP10: Online Education Gets a Social Boost with Artificial Intelligence

    A new AI developed at Georgia Tech, the Jill Social Agent, was designed and launched in 2019 to explicitly connect students quickly and get them working together. The agent was developed in part as a response to high attrition rates that plague online learning in general. We like to think of it as 'speed friending.'

    The lead architect for the Jill Social Agent, Ida Camacho, OMSCS ’19, discusses with us on Tech Unbound what the social agent can do. It’s a fascinating inside look at Camacho’s approach to building social structures for online education and her own journey as an OMSCS student.

    Ida Camacho: http://dilab.gatech.edu/ida-camacho/

    Georgia Tech in the IBM AI XPrize Competition: http://emprize.gatech.edu/

    Transcript: Coming Soon

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    CREDITS:

    Produced and hosted by Joshua Preston (Contact: jpreston@cc.gatech.edu)

    Audio engineering by Tim Trent and Stephen Jenkins


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Overriding Concern" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 22 min
    EP 9: Esports Have Arrived and It’s a Whole New Ball Game

    EP 9: Esports Have Arrived and It’s a Whole New Ball Game

    So esports, or electronic sports, have arrived. Want proof? Recent ABC telecasts aired Overwatch videogame matches on Saturday mornings – prime time for major sports specials – and the esports industry hit $1 billion in revenue in 2019. The fanbase is also projected to beat the NBA’s by some 100 million viewers in 2020. So what is this esports thing? Esports involve videogame players competing in various games for bragging rights and money with fans rooting for their favorites, a lot like traditional sports.

    Laura Levy, Georgia Tech’s resident expert in esports, sheds some light on this phenomenon and shares research efforts focused on this growing ecosystem. These include projects on the mental and physical health of players, technologies to support viewers and players, and how esports might be a definitive way to get the kids immersed in STEM.

    Laura Levy: https://lauralevy.science/

    Transcript: Coming Soon

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    CREDITS:

    Produced and hosted by Joshua Preston (Contact: jpreston@cc.gatech.edu)

    Audio engineering by Tim Trent and Stephen Jenkins


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Overriding Concern" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 35 min
    EP8: Don’t Get Burned. Understanding Tech Adoption Among Firefighters

    EP8: Don’t Get Burned. Understanding Tech Adoption Among Firefighters

    As far as first responder work goes, the firefighter profession tops the danger list. So can wearable computing tech help firefighters stay safer at emergency scenes or rescue the occasional cat in a tree? Researchers in the Participatory Publics Lab were able to provide an answer after studying two Georgia fire departments and their personnels’ use of a new commercial biometric device that measures vital signs while working.

    Lead researcher Alyssa Rumsey shares details about firefighter culture, their use of technology, and how, before breathing apparatuses, firefighters used their beards as filters when at a fire scene.

    Alyssa Rumsey: http://www.arumsey.com/

    News: https://gvu.gatech.edu/hg/item/625193

    Research: https://ledantec.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/disfp1096-rumsey.pdf

    Transcript: https://gvu.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/tu_e8_alyssarumsey.txt

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    CREDITS:

    Produced and hosted by Joshua Preston (Contact: jpreston@cc.gatech.edu)

    Audio engineering by Tim Trent and Stephen Jenkins


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Overriding Concern" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 30 min
    EP7: AIs and People Create Something Beautiful

    EP7: AIs and People Create Something Beautiful

    A Georgia Tech group called the Expressive Machinery Lab is tackling a specific challenge in the artificial intelligence landscape - they have developed public exhibitions where the AI agents are front-and-center and people are able to create with them.

    Duri Long joins the Tech Unbound podcast to talk about this research, and she shares some wild anecdotes from her time as a show runner and curator of some of these AI-powered exhibits.

    Duri Long: http://www.durilong.com/

    News: https://gvu.gatech.edu/hg/item/624291

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1juBtnJjTk&list=PLqbYO_bYE2ClHihmAEMrP2FtqE6qpXnSF

    Research: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53c69580e4b08011fc2337bf/t/5cc86c049b747a5b380f3a1c/1556638754394/Designing_Co_Creative_AI_for_Public_Spaces-CAMERA+READY.pdf

    Transcript: https://gvu.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/tu_e7.txt

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    CREDITS:

    Produced and hosted by Joshua Preston (Contact: jpreston@cc.gatech.edu)

    Audio engineering by Tim Trent


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Overriding Concern" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 28 min
    EP6: Video Game Developers React in Wildly Different Ways to AI-Enabled Software

    EP6: Video Game Developers React in Wildly Different Ways to AI-Enabled Software

    People are going to have a wide variety of reactions to artificially intelligent systems when we start working with them regularly. In this episode, we discuss a new AI-enabled software system for video game developers and the reaction some gamedevs had to the AI creative partner when it was introduced into their workflow.

    We are joined by Matthew Guzdial, a newly minted Georgia Tech graduate with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He shares part of his journey in computational creativity, details about some of the AI systems he’s created, and what an AI-enabled future might look like for people looking to get creative.

    Matthew Guzdial's website: http://guzdial.com/index.html

    Matthew's Ph.D. journey in one (interactive) picture: https://tabsoft.co/2YiL1Ir

    Read More: https://gvu.gatech.edu/hg/item/621721

    Transcript: https://gvu.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/tu_e6_matthew_guzdial_final_human_transcribed.txt

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    CREDITS:

    Produced and hosted by Joshua Preston (Contact: jpreston@cc.gatech.edu)

    Guest Co-Host: David Mitchell (Producer of The Interaction Hour Podcast)

    Audio engineering by Tim Trent


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Overriding Concern" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 35 min
    EP5: Robot Able to Instantly Identify Household Materials Without Touching Objects

    EP5: Robot Able to Instantly Identify Household Materials Without Touching Objects

    Robots are a rare sighting outside industrial settings. In the home, only the Roomba vacuuming robot rivals any of our incumbent appliances. Sure, our coffee maker may soon talk to us while brewing that morning pick-me-up or the refrigerator may order more milk and eggs if we’re running low, but there are physical challenges to solve before getting more robots in the home.

    Georgia Tech researchers recently came up with a simple, scalable, and cost-effective way machines might be able to fetch things around the house, and do it without accidentally scratching the fine china or knocking things over.

    Zackory Erickson, a roboticist at Georgia Tech, joins us on Tech Unbound to share what this new method involves and what it might mean for future domestic robots.

    VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBv_xEai2AU

    ZACKORY'S WEBSITE: http://zackory.com/

    GITHUB DATASET: https://github.com/Healthcare-Robotics/smm50

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    CREDITS:

    Produced and hosted by Joshua Preston (Contact: jpreston@cc.gatech.edu)

    Audio engineering by Tim Trent


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Overriding Concern" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    "Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 28 min

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