The experience felt like entering a movie.
I would like to have AIWA as a friend, but privacy for these devices is too concerning for me.
Meditative voice. Felt like a good companion. It was a soothing and calming experience.
I would like to have an AIWA in its own little space in my house.
I would like it to prepare me for my day in the mornings.
A public beta-testing was held and each participants were interviewed after their interaction with AIWA. Above are some of the responses. Combined with our observations, we have summarised a few development directions:
System R&D Regarding Data Privacy
Facial Character + Projection Mapping
Interior / Booth Design
Branding / Marketing Strategy
Film: "EX MACHINA"
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Ex Machina is a 2014 science fiction thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac. The film follows a programmer who is invited by his CEO to administer the Turing test to an intelligent humanoid robot.
This film is a great example of the kind of experience we would like the participant to have. To enter the experience with scepticism and despite knowing that what they are interacting with is a machine, end up feeling a strong connection with AIWA and in turn develop a belief that AWIA is a conscience life with value.
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Her is a 2013 American romantic science-fiction drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice.
This film demonstrates what a relationship between a human and an AI would look like. It proves that if an AI is complex enough, it could provide a relationship that is no different to one with a human and it explores how that would shape our lives in the future.
Art Project: Intergalactic Travel Bureau (2013), Insta-Fame (2016)
Product/Service: Siri (Apple), Alexi (Amazon), Google Home
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