What Matters, Episode 17: Chat and Emotions with Craig Tucker

We are excited to announce the latest episode of our podcast What Matters! 

ChatOps is core to all things we do at Mattermost. But sometimes it can be difficult to discern the meaning or emotion behind the words. To find out more, PJ sat down with Craig Tucker, the founder of V.E.R.N. AI, a text-based artificial intelligence tool that helps to understand the emotions of people communicating online. 

What Matters, Episode 17: Chat and Emotions with Craig Tucker 

As we see more and more communication using text and chat collaboration, it’s important that we are able to put context around the words and the emotions behind them. 

Can you tell when someone is frustrated? What about when they’re sarcastic? 

Working with university scholars around the world, Craig and his team have tried to put a pin in sentiment analysis and advance toward a better check on what users are really trying to say. 

Listen to What Matters now! 

What Matters, Episode 17 is now available to listen to or download. Check out the full episode — and all our episodes — now available from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, SoundCloud, and wherever you want to listen in! 

About the Show

What Matters is a bi-weekly podcast from the folks at Mattermost where we take a look at all the things we enjoy about the communities we are a part of — Open Source, ChatOps, DevOps, Go, and everything in between — and distill it into a podcast hosted by Senior Developer Advocate PJ Hagerty. Reach out and let us know what topics, guests, and other ideas you have for the show! 

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PJ Hagerty

PJ is the Senior Developer Advocate at Mattermost and a board member at Open Sourcing Mental Illness (osmihelp.org). He is also an organizer of DevOps Days Buffalo, CodeDaze, and ElixirDaze . Additionally, PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, and musician. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.

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