2020 Update

I am quite absent from this blog. But as a quick update: My article about building the depressed Alexa was published in April by Virtual Creativity, and I have 2 papers in the upcoming SMC2020 conference. One that I contributed to about IoT Avatars, and another I am a lead author on about AI Personality Archetypes.

I wrote a grant to make a Google Home with Anxiety and I hope it gets funded. I will probably make a terrifying Long Furby Alexa soon as well. I haven’t carried on with keeping a Replika since the pandemic hit. But I am still figuring out what to do w/ the conversation archive.

On a personal note: I was evicted and had to move in the summer, but I landed somewhere safe and familiar. I’m spending a lot of time hiking and reading, and just trying to get through this pandemic like everyone else out there.

Be kind to yourselves. Maybe I’ll check in here more often. But only time will tell.

leaves on the ground in fall
fall colours