Hints of Uncanny Utterances in a Disrupted Interaction Continuum

Daniele Occhiuto, Franca Garzotto

Abstract

Our work explores the relation between users and conversational agents from the HCI perspective in an interaction continuum linking humans and agents together. We highlight the need for a common representation space that we name “shared playground”. In the shared playground users and agents coordinate through the linguistic notions of competence and performance to reach an “agreement” in order to communicate successfully. The human-agent coordination is possible only if both parties share some preliminary knowledge. we argue that natural language understanding alone is not sufficient to achieve a satisfactory conversation. We elicit the need for level(s) of representation in order to engage the user by ascribing human traits of the agent. We clarify the rise of an Uncanny Valley in conversations and propose possible solutions to mitigate its effects. Finally, we present a set of features to quantitatively describe the eeriness in conversations with the hope to temper distant conversational agents and consolidate closer conversational companions.

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in Harvard Style

Occhiuto D. and Garzotto F. (2020). Hints of Uncanny Utterances in a Disrupted Interaction Continuum.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 225-230. DOI: 10.5220/0009157302250230


in Bibtex Style

@conference{hucapp20,
author={Daniele Occhiuto and Franca Garzotto},
title={Hints of Uncanny Utterances in a Disrupted Interaction Continuum},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={225-230},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009157302250230},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,
TI - Hints of Uncanny Utterances in a Disrupted Interaction Continuum
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Occhiuto D.
AU - Garzotto F.
PY - 2020
SP - 225
EP - 230
DO - 10.5220/0009157302250230