Conservation through Conversation - A Provocation

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The world is in the midst of an ecological crisis. Biodiversity is plummeting, the ice caps are melting, rainforest wildlife is being slaughtered wholesale for palm oil plantations, and we're consuming far too much of the planet's resources. The volume of carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere, warming our planet, and destroying the environment, is unsustainable. CUI research won't matter if humanity itself can't provide its side of the conversation. This is everyone's problem, and everyone can be part of the solution, whether it's eating less meat or not binning our recyclables. Can we, as CUI researchers, do anything more specific? I think we can, and should, be making the conversation about conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces, CUI 2021
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389983
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2021
Event3rd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces, CUI 2021 - Virtual, Online, Spain
Duration: 27 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference3rd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces, CUI 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • behaviour change
  • conversational user interfaces
  • ecology
  • environmental science
  • voice user interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software


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