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Seminar on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

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On August 16, 2023, AIUB Computer Club (ACC) organized a seminar on the fascinating subject of “Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)”at Annex-2 of American International University-Bangladesh. The seminar began at 4:00 PM and ended at 6:00 PM. The quest of the seminar was to brief the relationship between HCI and an understanding of the human brain. Md.Faysal Research Assistant (DiPSCo) University of Trento, PhD candidate, University of Plymouth was the main speaker of the session.

The event was initiated by Dr. Khandaker Tabin Hasan, Associate professor, Head of the Graduate Program in Computer Science, and department of MIS at the American international University – Bangladesh. Mr. Hasan provided a thorough review of the intersection of computer science and neurology. He explained how humidity and contact play a part in enabling current technologies such as video and audio content services and PC gaming. Furthermore, he foresaw future technical advances such as Google voice training, smart TVs, health controllers, and the widespread use of systems such as ChatGPT. He emphasized the ongoing transition from being used primarily in neuroscience to being universal tools for everyone. The confluence of AI and ChatGPT was also emphasized, as was the view that a basic understanding of AI and machine learning is required for entry into the field of neuroscience as well as he accented Apple’s superior quality, attributing its success to flawless interaction design.

After that Mr. Faysal ascended the stage, and started explaining the role of HCI tools, as well as their applications. Mr. Faysal emphasized that, while programming is extremely important, it is not universally required, particularly in the realm of neuroscience. Foundational programming skills, such as AI, machine learning, and Python, are sufficient in the context of HCI research. As well as he elaborated on the four HCI design stages and the portrayal of the system image of the human mind. He defined dark patterns as humiliating experiences with oneself. Mr. Faysal’s study was focused on the brain, namely its diseases. He gave a short review of brain architecture, Alzheimer’s disease, and attention difficulties. Neuromarketing, the APECS process, and neuroimaging techniques were also discussed, with EEG and fMRI playing an important role in his demonstration. He discussed the differences between normal and disturbed brain patterns, as well as his own personal journey and contributions.

The session closed with ACC thanking Mr. Faysal and presenting him with a gift package by Tamim Hasan Apurbo, General Secretary of AIUB Computer Club, which culminated in a group photograph. The event successfully connected the worlds of HCI and neuroscience, providing students with useful insights and inspiring them to pursue future endeavors in these fields.