Your Virtual Butler: The Making-of by Robert Trappl (auth.), Robert Trappl (eds.)

By Robert Trappl (auth.), Robert Trappl (eds.)

In such a lot eventualities of the long run a personalised digital butler seems to be. This butler not just plays communique and coordination projects but additionally offers tips on the best way to deal with daily difficulties. the purpose of this e-book is to discover the necessities of this type of customized digital butler by way of asking: what's recognized concerning the capacities and the desires of getting older humans; which details and verbal exchange applied sciences were utilized in assisting/conversing with folks, particularly older ones, and what have been the consequences; what are the advantages/disadvantages of digital butlers as commonly software program courses in comparison robots as butlers; and which equipment, in particular in man made intelligence, must be built additional and during which path to be able to create a digital butler within the foreseeable future?

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A good butler has a lot of references. ICT needs references and social connections, too. We should not try to create a perfect technological entity. Instead, we should design technology in a way that it bridges the gaps that exist in an imperfect human world. And the other way round, we should organize human relationships in a way that they can bridge the gaps that exist in an imperfect technological world. References 1. : Consumer health informatics. BMJ 320, 1713–1716 (2000) 2. : Online patient-helpers and physicians working together: a new partnership for high quality health care.

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If something goes wrong, it is not only a technological failure of the virtual butler. Instead, the person feels that an intimate part of life, perhaps even the whole person got hurt. Thus, the virtual butler has to be designed in a way that it can be integrated in social relationships. The virtual butler needs something that can be defined as social sensitivity and intelligence. Erving Goffman’s frame analysis will be used in order to identify requirements and to find out about necessary additional features of the virtual butler.

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