Amrhein, Antje; Cyra, Katharina; Pitsch, Karola:
Processes of reminding and requesting in supporting people with special needs : human practices as basis for modeling a virtual assistant?
In: EDIA 2016 : Ethics in the Design of Intelligent Agents : Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Ethics in the Design of Intelligent Agents In conjunction with the 22th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence - ECAI 2016 - 1st Workshop on Ethics in the Design of Intelligent Agents, 30. August 2016, Hague, Holland - (CEUR workshop proceedings ; 1668), pp. 14 - 23
2016book article/chapter in ProceedingsOA Gold
Communication StudiesFaculty of Humanities » Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft
Title in English:
Processes of reminding and requesting in supporting people with special needs : human practices as basis for modeling a virtual assistant?
Author:
Amrhein, AntjeLSF; Cyra, KatharinaLSF; Pitsch, KarolaORCID iDLSF
Year of publication:
2016
Language of text:
English
Keyword, Topic:
assistive technology ; reminding process ; ethnographic research ; cognitive impairment ; adherence of autonomy ; embodied conversational agent ; request

Abstract in English:

The text reports findings of a case study based on the investigation of reminding activities and request practices in the specific context of supported living. These activities turn out to be highly adaptive processes that are embedded in complex assistive networks. The process of reminding and requesting represents a central practice deployed by the assistive institutional and social environment. It suggests to provide a consistent structure that meets individual needs in everyday life of cognitively impaired people. In the light of the development and engineering of assistive technologies we discuss if and how human practices could serve as a basis for modeling an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) based assistive system for cognitively impaired people with respect to the adherence of their autonomy.