Involving Intelligent Agents in Active Human Communication

Donald J. Patterson

Intelligent assistants that support human communication need to respect the difficulty of understanding the context surrounding the interchange. Rather than attempting to directly communicate for a user, intelligent assistants should support decision making on the part of the involved parties so that complex social negotiations are preserved. We describe an intelligent assistant that does this for instant messaging called Nomatic*Gaim.

Subjects: 6. Computer-Human Interaction; 6.3 User Interfaces

Submitted: Dec 20, 2006

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