Bryce is obsessed with creating products that people want to use. He helps organizations of all sizes, understand, prototype, and test their ideas. Bryce is a professional product designer striving to improve healthcare connectivity, a certified Design Sprint Master, a pixel wrangler, a hobby carpenter, and general technology geek. He writes and speaks about hacking empathy to create better digital experiences from his homeland in the great frozen north of Minnesota. Bryce is a Google Developer Expert and can occasionally describe what that means. Ask him about using product thinking to save the Costarican rainforest or why bad voice interfaces are all Stanley Kubrick’s fault.
Guard Rails: What learning to spell taught me about the role of AI
Consume just about any Sci-fi content and you’ll come away with the idea that AI is destined to destroy all human life. The reality is artificial intelligence all around us is making us better, safer, smarter humans. I’ll share examples of bots assisting us and inspire you to solve problems with AI.
As of 2020 nearly 80% of digital tools incorporated some level of AI or Machine Learning. The advent of generative AI has exponentially increased the opportunities, but also the pitfalls of building with AI. I’ll share stories from my own life working to build AI into healthcare and provide real-world examples of algorithms enhancing humanity as a counterpoint to science fiction’s HAL or Terminator.
My background as a user experience advocate, process designer, and technologist allows the audience to understand issues from a customer/user perspective instead of being isolated in the echo chamber of building products. Therefore, this isn’t a technical talk. We won’t discuss training models (except to remove bias) or write code. Instead, I want to inspire everyone to build a better humanity by uncovering (and fixing) problems that AI is uniquely positioned to solve.
By the end of this session, you’ll see points of friction all around you that could be solved with AI and be inspired to create useful tools that make your users better humans.