Digital Life Assistants

Abstract

As a response to the call for “grand visions” for Human- Computer Interaction, I propose a future where people interact using a new type of interface: a Digital Life Assistant. This draws on ideas of human-data interaction, ubicomp, semantic analysis and humane design. Trained by us to understand the meaning and value of our data and digital interactions, digital life assistants will be our butlers and bodyguards, putting our needs ahead of those of corporations, marketers & service providers, embodying a previously unseen level of helpful technology and computer-aided human empowerment.

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This position paper is for the “Grand Visions for Post-Capitalist HCI” Workshop at CHI 2018 in Montreal on 21st April.

You can read it here: PDF Download.

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