Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela Pavliscak

Bio: Pamela is an sought-after expert on emotion and technology. She advises designers, developers, and decision-makers on how to create technologies with greater emotional intelligence. Pamela is faculty at Pratt Institute School of Information and has lectured at Parsons School of Design, Stanford Design School, and ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination. Collaborating with a global committee of scholars and practitioners, she is helping to shape IEEE Standards for ethics and artificial intelligence. Pamela often speaks on creativity in the digital age, generation Z, and emotion and technology, recently at SXSW and Collision.

How We Game the Algorithm to Tame the Algorithm

How We Game the Algorithm to Tame the Algorithm

Algorithms are everywhere. Sometimes we see traces. Once in a while we feel the effects. Mostly, we go about our days vaguely aware of an invisible algorithmic presence. We set out to learn how people live with algorithms now and what it means for the future. One thing became clear as we asked people to […]

The Five Faces of Algorithms

The Five Faces of Algorithms

Or, How We Conceptualize The Invisible Algorithms are everywhere. Sometimes we see traces. Once in a while, we feel the effects. Mostly, we go about our days vaguely aware of an invisible algorithmic presence. The goal: to make invisible algorithms more visible. So, I designed challenges to provide a glimpse into everyday moments and ongoing […]

36 Questions to Ask Your Chatbot

36 Questions to Ask Your Chatbot

Teaching the Art of Conversation to Chatbots Sure, you’ve asked Siri for a nearby restaurant. Maybe you’ve had M make a reservation for you. You may have even kicked back a beer with Untappd. But how well do you really know the bots in your life? Every day, I seem to encounter a new chatbot. At least, […]