Inquisitive Mind: A conversational news companion

Mateusz Dubiel, Alessandra Cervone, Giuseppe Riccardi

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Abstract

With an ever-increasing amount of information and ever-more hectic lifestyles, many people rely on news briefs to stay up to date. Consequently, the reliance on single-source media narratives can lead to a biased and narrow perception of the world. Conversational interfaces, as a medium for delivering news stories, can help to address this problem by encouraging users to explore information resources and news stories by formulating curiosity driven comments and questions. We propose Inquisitive Mind (IM) - a conversational companion that proactively points out different narratives of the story, refers users to source materials, and encourages deeper exploration of the topic. We argue that IM could foster curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and effectively lead to more conscious media consumption.

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces
Abbreviated titleCUI
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period22/08/1923/08/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • conversational agents
  • user interface design
  • voice assistants
  • HCI
  • human-computer interaction
  • information literacy

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Dubiel, M., Cervone, A., & Riccardi, G. (2019). Inquisitive Mind: A conversational news companion. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces
, Dublin, Ireland.
Dubiel, Mateusz ; Cervone, Alessandra ; Riccardi, Giuseppe. / Inquisitive Mind : A conversational news companion. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces
, Dublin, Ireland.3 p.
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Dubiel, M, Cervone, A & Riccardi, G 2019, 'Inquisitive Mind: A conversational news companion' Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces
, Dublin, Ireland, 22/08/19 - 23/08/19, .

Inquisitive Mind : A conversational news companion. / Dubiel, Mateusz; Cervone, Alessandra; Riccardi, Giuseppe.

2019. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces
, Dublin, Ireland.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Dubiel M, Cervone A, Riccardi G. Inquisitive Mind: A conversational news companion. 2019. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces
, Dublin, Ireland.