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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2017 ➔ Andi: human chat-bot


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Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Chao Hui Tu (designer)


May 3 2017


Andi: human chat-bot is a social exploratory research project, observing how people behave when they believe they are interacting with a chat-bot that is more human than other chat-bots and has the ability to have meaningful and personal conversations. Four test subjects are chosen to participate in a 4-day experience of interacting with a real person via text messages.  A core question driving the observation is whether the subjects' belief that the responses are automatically generated would devalue the interactions or thwart the subjects building trust and attachments. Analysis of responses consists of intra-individual and comparative charting amongst individuals. This exploratory research is the starting point for a social experiment of the psychological effects and behavior changes of persons when interacting with an artificial companion that is not distinguishable from a human companion.




Chao Hui Tu. Andi: human chat-bot. May 3 2017. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2017. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Sep 2019.

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