NEW FRIENDLY INTERFACE is a sensitive and expressive computer interface designed to help individuals who consider themselves to be emotionally deficient, socially inept, or who otherwise feel in need of additional emotional labor.
The interface was created with tomorrow’s digital laborer in mind.
Leveraging emotion recognition software to conduct variable-length, “face-to-face” conversations, the Artificial Empathy (or A.E.) service engages with users as a constructed stand-in for individuals to practice and develop their non-verbal, affective, and empathetic proficiency.
NEW FRIENDLY INTERFACE was on view at the Broad Art Center EDA for the UCLA DMA 2018 Senior Exhibition, Authentication Error [SOLVED].
The installation model includes a thermal printer component, which – at the end of their stay – offers visitors a physical copy of their personal conversation log to take home.
The Web Experience for NEW FRIENDLY INTERFACE will be publicly available soon.