Duke Center for Health Informatics: Opportunities and Challenges of Generative Conversational Artificial Intelligence Systems in Health

November 8, 2023
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Event sponsored by:

School of Medicine (SOM)
Duke Center for Health Informatics


Johnstone, Jessica



Jina Huh-Yoo, MHCI, PhD

Seminar Abstract: Mobile and wireless health have gained much attention in the health informatics community since mobile phones have widely become available to the public. More recently, with the wide adoption of smart home devices and high-functioning smartphones, conversational agents (e.g., Alexa, Siri) increasingly became available in people's everyday lives, such as Alexa, Siri, or automobile driver's interfaces. Furthermore, generative AI, such as ChatGPT, has gained public attention, and the possibilities of generative conversational artificial intelligence (GCAI) systems show potential to support people's health in everyday lives. In this talk, I will discuss a few projects investigating the opportunities and challenges of GCAI becoming integrated into technology supporting various health needs, including mental health, parenting young children, and caregiving individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. I discuss various roles GCAI can play, its feasibility in interacting safely and appropriately with end-users and challenges that remain in GCAI becoming an integral part of health informatics applications. Instructor Biosketch: Dr. Jina Huh-Yoo is an associate professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University and a Director of the Master in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) program at Drexel. Her research areas include HCI, social computing, and health informatics. She is interested in how novel and creative technological solutions can help address people's health needs. The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have funded her work. Her career grants from NIH and NSF have supported her research in improving online health information quality and understanding the role of conversational AI systems in supporting caregiving. She has a Ph.D. in Information specializing in HCI from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a Master in HCI from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, and a BA in Multimedia Design from Korea National University of Arts. Zoom Meeting link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92005527024?pwd=azFIZmlNdVJiOVVjN0djNWRiT0wzdz09 Meeting number (access code) 920 0552 7024, Meeting password: 128631

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