PHC (Painfully Human Chatbot)
by Iosune Sarasate Azcona (ES)
Painfully Human Chatbot deals with the pressure to be constantly available. The aim beyond this effect is to provoke a reflection on the human assimilation of mechanical processes and capabilities, and whether the constant and increasing use of technology has created new social values out of behaviour that were once only previously expected of machines. In this way, and as a contrast, the project presents a chatbot that also assimilates human attitudes. Although the main function of this application is to be constantly available, PHC will try to keep a work schedule, and tiredness and laziness will be implanted in its code.