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Social AI for Engaging UbiComp

Antonini, Alessio and Lupi, Lucia (2019). Social AI for Engaging UbiComp. In: Halfway to the Future, 19-20 Nov 2019, Nottingham, UK, (In Press).

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This short paper introduces the concept of Social AI as pivot technology between the two visions of Weiser’s “calm” and Rogers’s “engaging” UbiComp technologies. We discuss three types of AI solutions, Personal AI, System AI and Social AI, in relation to their interaction with ubiquitous technologies and humans. On this ground, we highlighted as Personal and System AI are the perfect users of calm technologies, while Social AI instantiates the vision of engaging Ubicomp. Then, we furtherly elaborate the concept of Social AI as technology to navigate the dual complexity of social ecosystems and operating in synergy with humans without eroding their agency and by seeking their support through communication. We conclude by envisioning an entangled future between the research agenda on Social AI and engaging Ubicomp.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 62619
Depositing User: Alessio Antonini
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 08:38
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 08:53
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