Machines and transportation systems are becoming increasingly complex and more intelligent. How will we develop trust in these machines and how can we communicate with them?
Empathic Futures wants to explore these questions and open up new perspectives on the future – by creating a space for debate and inspiration and by inviting you to imagine, speculate and dream.
The rapid development of intelligent machines is fundamentally changing our world. Promising to make our lives easier, machines are also becoming more complex – and while we use them daily, we often do not understand how they work.
This makes it difﬁcult to communicate with them effectively and reliably. Consider the example of autonomous cars:
- How will we develop trust in a machine that makes important decisions on our behalf, e.g. when to break for a stray cat?
- Should cars make those decisions based on their owners’ preferences?
- Will we even own cars or rely instead on transportation networks?
- How will we interact with these, and what kind of relationships will we have with them?
Empathic Futures wants to inspire you to explore these challenging questions and to imagine a future in which empathic communication between humans and machines is possible.
How do you imagine the future of
Come to the Empathic Futures exhibition
and explore the future of human-machine relationships!
Creating an Archive
of Human-Machine Communication
Empathy and communication are important building blocks for trust between humans. Increasingly, machines are starting to speak our language – what does this feel like? How will we communicate with the intelligent machines of the future? And how can we build trust between humans and machines? To answer these questions, Empathic Futures developed an experiment that confronted people with a hypothetical scenario in which such an intelligent machine of the future already exists.
About the Experiment
Through an app, 500 participants could chat with their personal mobility-related Empathic Intelligence (E.I.) for 5 days, training it and building a relationship through text conversation to open up new perspectives on the future.
Facts and Figures
Since every human being is unique, every conversation is different. In these infographics, you can explore fascinating facts and ﬁgures about the experiment, the participants, the E.I.s and how their relationship developed over 5 days.