Representation of agents: anthropomorphism, agency, and intelligence

William Joseph King, Jun Ohya

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Abstract

Agents have become a predominant area of research and development in human interfaces. A major issue in the development of these agents is how to represent them and their activities to the user. Anthropomorphic forms have been suggested, since they provide a great degree of subtlety and afford social interaction. However, these forms may be problematic since they may be inherently interpreted as having a high degree of agency and intelligence. An experiment is presented which supports these contentions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherACM
Pages289-290
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 96 - Vancouver, BC, Can
Duration: 1996 Apr 131996 Apr 18

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 96
CityVancouver, BC, Can
Period96/4/1396/4/18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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King, W. J., & Ohya, J. (1996). Representation of agents: anthropomorphism, agency, and intelligence. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 289-290). ACM.