Amy Pavel - Human-AI Systems for Making Videos Useful

Speaker: Amy Pavel , The University of Texas at Austin

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: 32-D463 (Star)

Event Type: Seminar

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Amy Pavel - Human-AI Systems for Making Videos Useful

Video is a core medium for communicating a wide range of content, including educational lectures, vlogs, and how-to tutorials. While videos are engaging and informative, they lack the familiar and useful affordances of text for browsing, skimming, and flexibly transforming information. This severely limits who can interact with video content and how they can interact with it, makes editing a laborious process, and means that much of the information in videos is not accessible to everyone.

But, what future systems will make videos useful for all users?

In this talk, I will share my work creating interactive Human-AI systems that combine the benefits of multiple mediums of communication (e.g., text, video, and audio) in two key areas: 1) helping domain experts find content of interest in videos, and 2) making videos accessible to people who are blind or have visual impairments. I will share core challenges of finding information in videos, systems we built to address these challenges, and results from technical and user evaluations. I will conclude by discussing how hybrid HCI-AI research could make digital communication more effective and accessible in the future.

Amy Pavel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UT Austin. Prior to joining UT, Pavel was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and a Research Scientist at Apple. She obtained her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Her research in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on designing, building and evaluating new interactive systems driven by Artificial Intelligence. Her primary research goal is to make technology-mediated communication more efficient and accessible.

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Created by Cynthia Rosenthal Email at Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 1:03 PM.