Abstract: Our research is carried out in the context of the ongoing process of introducing artificial intelligence in the area of social interaction with people, with a particular emphasis on interactions in the professional sphere. In this presentation, we provide details of our own methodology of researching human-bot interaction. We describe our experiment using electromyography as well as other psychophysiological data and a detailed set of questionnaires focused on assessing interactions and willingness to collaborate with a virtual assistant. Our purpose is to thoroughly examine the character of the human/non-human interaction process.
Bio: ALEKSANDRA PRZEGALINSKA - PhD in philosophy of artificial intelligence, Assistant Professor at Kozminski University, currently Research Fellow at the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. Recent visiting scholar at The New School for Social Research/ Brown University in New York City (2014). In 2011 Aleksandra worked as the Chairman of Media Regulation Working Party at the Council of European Union in Brussels. As a William J. Fulbright Scholar Aleksandra also majored in Sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York (2012), where she participated in research on identity in virtual reality, with particular emphasis on Second Life.
Aleksandra’s current primary research interest include consequences of introducing artificial intelligence systems to people’s social and professional sphere as well as wearable technologies and human/bot interaction