An Empathetic Character. Majel is an interactive affect-support agent that is designed to entice a user to self-disclose their feelings and provide empathetic feedback ("active listening" as discussed in Okun) when they do. Majel is a valuable self-help tool which provides users with an empathetic medium for discussing their feelings , allowing them to recover their emotional homeostatis when they are angry or frustrated. In addition, self-disclosure and active listening behavior in human partnerships has been shown to foster interpersonal closeness and intimacy, and Majel is an experiment in whether these relationships can be formed between users and computational artifacts using the same mechanisms.
|Category :||Chatbots - English|
|Submitted :||6th, August 2008|