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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title A Continuous Bond.
Author Tron Gianet, Eric
Date 2020
English abstract
As Digital Personal Assistants get increasingly present in our lives, repositioning Conversational Interfaces within Interaction Design could be beneficial. More contributions seem possible beyond the commercial vision of Conversational Agents as digital assistants. In this thesis, Design fiction is adopted as an approach to explore a future for these technologies, focusing on the possible social and ritual practices that might arise when Conversational Agents and Artificial Intelligence are employed in contexts such as mortality and grief. As a secondary but related concern, it is argued that designers need to come to find ways to work with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, uncovering the “AI blackbox”, and understanding its basic functioning, therefore, Machine learning is explored as a design material. This research through design project presents a scenario where the data we leave behind us are used after we die to build conversational models that become digital altars, shaping the way we deal with grief and death. This is presented through a semi-functional prototype and a diegetic prototype in the form of a short video.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Conversational agents
AI
Design Fiction
Machine learning
Speculation
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/32814 Permalink to this page
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