Artist Joanna Hopkins and programmer Alanna Kelly have teamed up to create The Empathy Machine. The machine encourages people to enter the booth and then engage in conversation with a digital person who is shown on-screen. Questions are asked, responses are given, but the digital person is intentionally glitchy and doesn’t really listen at all. It has been designed to highlight the problems with new technology that is glitchy and not able to replace real human interaction. A Raspberry Pi is at the core of the programming. Find out more about the artist and her work here.
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