In-form-ing AI through Metaphors: Shaping Relations to Conversational Agents

Anuradha Reddy*, Nils Ehrenberg

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Giving form to AI devices shifts the metaphors we use during interaction and the possibility to shift the way we develop computational models. In this workshop paper, we reflect on the relationship between metaphors used for AI interaction through an exploration of a tangible prototype of a conversational agent (CA). We provide a demo of the CA prototype in the form of a rotary-dial telephone with Google Assistant's functionality. We invite the workshop participants to consider how the interplay between the underlying narratives of the metaphors and the tangible forms used when designing graspable AI systems will shape how we interact with them and by extension our relationship with our homes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2021
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction - Virtual, Online, Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 19 Feb 202119 Feb 2021
Conference number: 15
https://tei.acm.org/2021/

Conference

ConferenceACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Abbreviated titleTEI
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period19/02/202119/02/2021
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