XR Stories AI Fan Along - Developing Conversational AI for children

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Digital Creativity Labs is collaborating with BAFTA award-winning digital agency, Joi Polloi, on an exciting new project that uses AI to extend the story world of children’s TV shows beyond the screen.

The AI Fan Along project is focused on developing a meta-story chat tool to allow children to safely engage with characters from their favourite TV show through voice-assisted smart devices such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

When an episode of a TV show ends, children will be encouraged to speak to the characters, to reflect on their take on events, and to participate with suggestions and predictions for the next episode.

In providing an opportunity to safely cultivate a bond with the characters, and to convey their ideas and opinions, the project aims to help children aged between 9 - 14 to develop social skills including understanding emotion, cooperation and negotiating conflict.

DC Labs is providing research and expertise in AI including critical guidance on the ethics and safeguarding of the AI technology.
AcronymAI FAN ALONG
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date11/03/2023/07/20

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