Can Alexa be a team player?

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    Nearly every day we engage with others to accomplish a variety of tasks, from the mundane, like setting a budget, to surgeons in an operating room working with speed and precision to ensure patients receive the best possible outcomes. In these examples, everyone works as a team to achieve desired goals. Regrettably, today's conversational user interfaces (CUIs) are far from this reality of human teamwork, instead focusing on simple, dyadic interactions to satisfy the immediate needs of its owner. However, we envision CUIs becoming collaborative team players within existing human teams, unlocking an array of invaluable applications, from meeting facilitation to team training. Furthermore, such a team player CUI not only completes the tasks assigned to it, but also actively contributes to the strength, wellbeing, and optimal functioning of the team.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI 2021)
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450389983
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
    EventConference on Conversational User Interfaces (3rd : 2021) - Virtual
    Duration: 27 Jul 202129 Jul 2021


    ConferenceConference on Conversational User Interfaces (3rd : 2021)
    Abbreviated titleCUI 2021


    • conversational interface
    • team
    • human-agent interaction
    • ubiquitous computing


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