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Do You Remember Me? Betty the Conversational Agent

Curry, Collette, O'Shea, Jim ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5645-2370 and Crockett, Keeley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1941-6201 (2020) Do You Remember Me? Betty the Conversational Agent. In: Proceedings of the 40th SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AI 2020, 15 December 2020 - 17 December 2020, Cambridge, UK.


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In this paper we introduce a conversational agent reminiscence companion system called Betty. Betty increases subjective wellbeing (SWB) by engaging with people and by collecting information during one-to-one conversations, then using this data in further personalised conversations with each individual. Results have shown a positive effect on SWB, and improvement in normal age-associated memory loss (NM) was evident through increased everyday interaction with Betty

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