Augur: Mining Human Behaviors from Fiction to Power Interactive Systems

@inproceedings{Fast2016AugurMH,
  title={Augur: Mining Human Behaviors from Fiction to Power Interactive Systems},
  author={Ethan Fast and William McGrath and Pranav Rajpurkar and Michael S. Bernstein},
  booktitle={CHI '16},
  year={2016}
}
From smart homes that prepare coffee when we wake, to phones that know not to interrupt us during important conversations, our collective visions of HCI imagine a future in which computers understand a broad range of human behaviors. Today our systems fall short of these visions, however, because this range of behaviors is too large for designers or programmers to capture manually. In this paper, we instead demonstrate it is possible to mine a broad knowledge base of human behavior by analyzing… CONTINUE READING

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