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Johan Bové

Just had a terrible experience with an "emotional agent", an AI powered assistant application which represents a virtual person which is supposed to assist patients that are suffering from stress. The experience with the system was anything but relaxing. Mostly because of the assumptions made by the developers of the application: not everyone has the latest powerful macbook, not everyone connects to the internet through a high-speed connection, not everyone is actually using a laptop, some people still use a PC where a camera and a microphone setup is a bit more complicated to set up. Also the scripting of the session was really bad. If this was a benchmark for these kind of systems, then there is still a lot of work to be done.