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Research Seminar: by Vedant Das

Research Seminar: by Vedant Das

Passive Sensing Frameworks for the Future of Information Workers

We often seek prosperity through work, but it can be challenging to understand what factors actually affect our work. One approach to bridge this gap could be to leverage digital technology to automatically and unobtrusively model our behaviors, and then algorithmically infer outcomes --- referred to as Passive Sensing enabled AI (PSAI). To venture this possibility for work, I am motivated by two questions. How can we develop PSAI to provide meaningful estimates? How can we make PSAI valuable for workers? First, my research shows how PSAI can provide an ecological lens to explain performance and wellbeing of information workers through individual, group, and organizational factors. Second, my research critically evaluates PSAI from a methodological perspective and a socio-technical perspective to clarify the challenges of deploying PSAI for information workers. Through my research I want us to envision new applications of PSAI for workers that are less dehumanizing and more empowering.