Wolf Paulus’ Journal


Hi there and thanks so much for stopping by!
My name is Wolf Paulus, I’m a photographer, hiker, hacker, and technologist, based in Sedona, Arizona.
This is my journal, where I share quick thoughts and ideas on technology.

PRESENTATIONS
I’m appointed to the advisory committee at the University of California, Irvine, and occasionally speak at conferences and user groups, on topics ranging from Embedded/Mobile Technology to Emotional Prosody and Voice and Conversational User Interfaces.

UPCOMING
February 5-7, 2019 Business of Bots Conference

The Business of Bots, the #1 Bot Conference for Conversational AI, Chatbots, Voicebots, Virtual Assistants and Multimodal, is taking place at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel on Sutter St. in San Francisco.
On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, my talk is titled “Affect in Bot Conversations”. You can read about and look at slides of course, but I’d rather meet with you in person in San Fran.
February 22, 2019 Careers in Science: Computer Science Panel at San Diego State University


On Friday February 22nd, I will be a panelist on the Careers in Science Panel at the San Diego State University. The event will take place at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center from  1:00PM to 2:30PM

March 11-12, 2019 Conversational Interaction Conference

The CI Conference #CIcon2019 taking place at the DoubleTree San Jose, focuses on dynamic and rapidly developing areas of Artificial Intelligence, like interpreting speech or text.
On Monday, March 11, 2019, my talk is titled “Affect, the ultimate differentiator – The Engineering of Emotion.”

April 29 - May 1, 2019 SpeechTEK, Speech Technology and AI Conference

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, I will be speaking at SpeechTEK 2019, The World’s Leading Speech Technology and AI Conference, where my talk is titled “The Engineering Of Emotion”.
October 12, 2019 Desert Code Camp, Phoenix, AZ


On Saturday October 12, I will be speaking at the Desert Code Camp.
The event takes place at the beautiful Pecos Campus in Chandler – Gilbert, AZ.


INSPIRING VIDEOS
Many of the new concepts I’m working on, are communicated best through video clips or short films.
Take a look at some short HD films that I have created over the last few months and years.


STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS
“Amateur Professionalism”, a concept used since 2004, describes an emerging sociological and economic trend of people pursuing amateur activities to professional standards. That pretty much describes, how I look at my photography work today.
If you like, take a look at some of my photos and the stories they tell.


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