It is likely that machines will increasingly assist us with our daily needs in the future. But in order for this to happen, it is essential to build more trust and empathy between humans and machines – how do we achieve that?
By confronting people with hypothetical future scenarios, we aim to create a platform for debate, discussion and imagination that redefines our relationship with machines.
Empathic Futures is a research experiment by FELD studio for digital crafts and Volkswagen Group Future Center Europe that explores the relationship between artificial intelligence and human behaviour to develop ‘Empathic Intelligence’.
The app experiment is a method that confronts people with a hypothetical future scenario in which they talk to an Empathic Intelligence. These text conversations aim to inspire people’s imagination about the form and function of future intelligent systems. Talk to your E.I. today – create new human-machine conversational possibilities for the future!