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Smart replies, dumb people

FRI 20.9.
16:00 - 16:25
Lucerna Cinema

Smart reply suggestions have recently become available in services and products – from smart mobile keyboards on iOS and Android to reply features included in Gmail, Allo, Linkedin and Cortana in Skype. As we, the users, become more lazy, and these features become more common – how will our behavior be affected? In this session, I’ll explain what drives this evolution and why is it happening now, review some top products who incorporated smart reply features, and discuss the future directions – what are the next steps of this evolution? Are we going to lose our personal touch in online communication and become communication robots?

Shira Weinberg

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Senior Product Lead @ Microsoft

Shira Weinberg Harel is a senior product manager at Microsoft. She's a product manager at heart with 14 years' experience in the software industry both as an engineer and as a PM. She has led products both in local startup-like teams and wide corporate environment, including on{X} and Cortana. Her aspiration is to improve the users' lives by creating amazing products. Shira is also the co-founder of LeadWith, an organization promoting women in the Israeli tech arena.