Can AI be compared to human intelligence – and does it pose a threat to us because it could become “superintelligent”?
Many articles and books discuss the danger of artificial intelligence. They postulate that an artificial intelligence comparable to human intelligence will be achieved in the foreseeable future. They go so far as to claim that this AI will then create ever more intelligent versions of itself, until we will be confronted with a “superintelligence”. Some […]
Should we define a character for a digital instance? Or are we thereby promoting the uncanny valley effect? Or, in the worst case, does this encourage deception of users, who might then interpret a consciousness into conversational AI? Only recently, a Google employee again clearly demonstrated to us that people tend to interpret human characteristics […]
Voice control – the perfect additional modality or a security risk while driving or in similar safety-critical situations?
Voice control is natural, intuitive, fast and efficient – provided that the conversational AI is well designed. But the great charm of voice control is also that we can use it when we are involved in a parallel task and cannot use our hands, or do not want to avert our gaze. In fact, I’m […]
Prompt length – How long may a voice output be or what is the maximum amount of information it should contain?
How long may a voice output be or what is the maximum amount of information it should contain? This is not an easy question to answer, because it depends on a number of different variables. Let’s take a brief look at the human brain. To be able to follow a conversation, we primarily use a […]
How should we design a digital assistant? As natural as possible? As human as possible? This is probably the question that I have discussed most frequently with colleagues and experts over the past few years. Because even if it seems simple to answer for many at first glance, this question is extremely complex, as it […]