The Making of Juji, an Empathic Bot, with Michelle Zhou, Juji cofounder and CEO

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Minter Dialogue with Michelle Zhou

Dr Michelle Zhou, PhD., is cofounder and CEO of Juji, an entrepreneurial initiative to help create responsible and empathic chatbots (or AI Helpers) that can converse naturally, listen actively, and automatically infer users’ interests, preferences, and needs to provide personalized guidance. In this conversation with Michelle, we look at how the team have been using AI to understand the other via text-based interactions, what have been some of the key challenges and learnings in the process of developing Juji, and how you ‘users’ can best implement Juji to create an empathic chatbot for your business.

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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign-off music is “A Convinced Man,” a song I co-wrote and recorded with Stephanie Singer back in the late 1980s (please excuse the quality of the sound!).

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