Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE200100064 [ 2020-11-01 - 2023-10-31 ]

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Researchers: Damiano Spina (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

Brief description Fair and Transparent Information Access in Spoken Conversational Assistants. This project aims to investigate how rich information needed to answer complex questions can be delivered via a speech-only communication channel. Using laboratory user studies, where users can interact with a smart speaker to ask for information about controversial or multi-perspective topics, the project expects to advance knowledge on how to expose pertinent information without creating or reinforcing biases. Expected outcomes include novel presentation strategies to access rich information via audio in a fair manner. This should significantly benefit the visually impaired and low-literacy communities by enhancing their access to topics with multiple point of views, which would impact decision making such as who to vote for in elections.

Funding Amount $422,022

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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