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Heather Maio Smith

Heather Maio
StoryFile, Los Angeles

Heather Smith is an experiential exhibit designer who has exhibited in Los Angeles, Cuba, and The United Nations. Heather is the concept creator and producer of New Dimensions in Testimony, the technology behind future generations being able to have a conversation with a Holocaust survivor. Heather partnered with the USC Shoah Foundation for New Dimensions in Testimony to develop a new interview methodology. Heather now serves as the CEO of StoryFile, an interactive storytelling app that uses powerful natural language processing and artificial intelligence to make video interaction feel just like a real conversation. By using UI to document our lives in real time, stories can be preserved and interacted with for generations to come. At the heart of Heather’s work is the underlying need to share, preserve, and experience the stories of humanity. Heather’s work has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The New Yorker, and on BBC.