UX Book Club: Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People

How do you apply artificial intelligence to design useful and valuable products and services?

Our next book, by Christopher Noessel, provides both a conceptual grounding and practical advice to unlock agentive technology’s massive potential.

Advances in narrow artificial intelligence make possible agentive systems that do things directly for their users (like, say, an automatic pet feeder). They deliver on the promise of user-centered design, but present fresh challenges in understanding their unique promises and pitfalls.

GET THE BOOK
You can buy the book here with 30% off – just use the code melbournebc18ma30 when checking out.
http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/designing-agentive-technology/

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BOOK
There’s lots to discover at the book’s website here:
http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/designing-agentive-technology/

Watch Christopher’s talk about Agentive Technology at Google:
https://youtu.be/cciGZ3BsLwA

DO I NEED TO READ THE BOOK?
Yes, our discussions will be about the book and the topics and ideas that it includes. So we ask that you come to book club having read some or all of the book and be ready to discuss its topics and ideas.

GIVE THE SUMMARY
Would you like to give a brief summary of the book at the start of book club? Contact us before March 19th if you’re interested!

WHAT HAPPENS AT BOOK CLUB
6.00 – Join us at the venue from 6pm for drinks and snacks
6.30 – One of us gives a 5-minute summary of the book
6.35 – We break into groups for conversation about the book guided by some suggested topics and talking points.
7.15 – We share our group’s discussions and ideas with the full group and continue to discuss the book amongst the whole group.
8.00 – The book club concludes but everyone is welcome to stay and continue the UX discussions!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Thank you to UX Mastery (https://uxmastery.com) for again sponsoring UX Book Club and another big thank you to MYOB (https://www.myob.com/au) for providing a fantastic venue for our book club – at their brilliant Innovation Hub.

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