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Wednesday, July 14 • 10:00am - 10:20am
Play to Say: African XR Gaming for Autism Inclusion

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AutismVR is a voice interaction driven virtual reality game for teaching people how to interact with autistic children in Nigeria. We built a first quick prototype of the game for the Oculus Rift, and are now working on a mobile version for the Google Cardboard, a more accessible platform for immersive content in Africa.

We share our journey so far, and unpack the lessons learnt creating a culturally relevant and effective game, while integrating NLP (and all the challenges that poses in a non-Western context) in a VR experience, as well as implementing UNICEF’s policy guidance on AI for children.

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Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D
Judith founded Imisi 3D, an XR lab in Lagos building the African ecosystem for extended reality technologies (AR/VR/MR), and connecting XR communities across the continent.  In 2018 she set up AR/VR Africa which holds large XR events on the continent, the most recent - the 2020  AR/VR... Read More →
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Toks Bakare

Principal Consultant and Behaviour Analyst, asktoks.com
Toks is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education where she is focused on emerging technologies in education.  She also consultants for the Inclusive Education Thematic Group at the World Bank and sits on the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Boston VR... Read More →

Wednesday July 14, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am EDT