Perception of artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles


The project "Perception of Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles" in cooperation with Daimler AG focuses on the embodiment of artificially intelligent systems. Embodiment is a key aspect in users' perception of such systems, evoking different communication expectations. Central research questions in the project are:

  1. Does AI need a physical representation (embodiment) and how does it affect the perception of AI?
  2. How are different degrees of intelligence (functional-assistive intelligence vs. human-like-relational intelligence) perceived?
  3. How are different personas perceived?