Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Finn Smyth 

BSc [Hons] Creative Computing

Programmer, artist, nerd, & general jack-of-all-trades. I've spent the last 4 years developing my skills in the computing field, with a specific focus towards game design.

Smile Together

Smile Together is a unique take on the popular virtual pet toys and applications from my childhood. Imagine where you would normally simply feed & play with a pet, but you could also ask how it's doing, or talk to it about your day! This was the inspiration for Smile Together, a virtual pet chat-bot experience developed in Unity3D with the OscovaBot package.
The OscovaBot package allows for the implementation of a machine-learning chat-bot into a Unity game developed in C#, and allowed me to showcase my experience in learning about Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning while also giving me the opportunity to play to my strengths in the Unity/C# environment.

AI Empathy

The topic of the relationship between humans and AI is quickly becoming more and more central to technology as we advance in the industry. In this thesis, I have explored the history of technology's more communicative and interactive chat-bots to form an understanding of artificial intelligence and its past, present, and future capabilities regarding empathy and understanding human communication.