Bot or Not? Conscious and unconscious relationships with Virtual Humans
Today we explore the relationships people are consciously and unconsciously having with virtual humans. From para-social relationships to romantic text conversations with a companions chatbot. My main point is that people consciously and unconsciously will have more and deeper relationships with virtual humans during this decade. And like always: finding the desirable directions to guide these developments start with awareness and fruitful discussions. Drop me a message with your thoughts. Like and subscribe. And I’ll see you in the next video.
About Thijs Pepping
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society. He specialized in Humanistic Counselling and Education at the University of Humanistics in Utrecht and worked for five years with autistic children. His background in psychology and philosophy drives him to find meaningful answers to business related questions and to provoke whenever necessary. He is co-author of multiple publications on the impact of new technologies, such as ‘The FrankensteinFactor’, ‘AI First – Learning from the machine’, and ‘The Pursuit of Digital Happiness’ series. See labs.sogeti.com/research for his previous and current work. VINT provides practical insight into the likely impact and innovative applications of new technologies for organizations worldwide. This valuable intelligence helps public and private sector enterprises to anticipate and plan for the complex dynamics of the future. The use of new technological developments is aimed at generating value that anticipates future developments.
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