How Chatbots Can Make You Happy

                       

In the last couple of years, companies increasingly started to implement bots into their platforms, which helped to simplify things for us and save us time.

It becomes natural for us to use bots even if we are aware that we are using one.

For example,

Do you remember what you did 10 – 15 years ago? Simple things that we are doing now that were so much more complicated and time-consuming at that time?

I remember when I needed to go somewhere where I haven’t been before and I was using MapQuest and would print out directions so I could get there quicker instead of wondering around.

Now, with Google Maps, I can go anywhere I want, and the bot will give me step by step directions, right from my phone.

Doesn’t this make you happy? However, we are so used to the new technology we are using now that we forget how it was before.

And don’t forget how frustrating it is when we are stuck in traffic and lose so much time ─ but now with Google, it can re-route us so we can skip the accidents to save us time.

             How Chatbots Can Make You Happy

We are regularly using this technology, and we are, in fact, happier because we don’t have to get up to play music as Alexa can do that for us.

Or, we don’t have to do constant searches of what movie we want to watch as Netflix will help us with a suggestion from our previous movies that we watched.

Happiness

But what in fact is Happiness?

Philosophically, it’s translated from the Greek word “eudaimonia” and refers to “the good life, ” and we have to be honest that the quality of life is better with the inventions and use of new technologies and should become even become better over time.

With this being said, if we have a better life, we will, in fact, be happier but what if we talked about “Happy” as an emotion in which the philosophy is defined as an emotion?

Can bots make us feel joy? Can they make us laugh? I think that they are in the first stage of accomplishing this and because they are new, for example, when I bought Amazon`s Echo, I was feeling joy that she could tell me a bad joke and play my music.

Voice Activation Fun

With the Voice Activation feature and with the options companies provide the bots with, they feel more as a human-like presence in the room.

Engineers and developers don’t waste time as they are pursuing Hollywood’s movies to make them a reality.

I was especially thrilled when I found about Jibo, “The first social family robot,” because they pushed the boundaries a little more.

Then Amazon gave movement and face to their bot, and Asus gave us the Zenbo with the ability to move. It looks like soon, they will add the presence of WalL-E into our lives.

If you Google or search Wikipedia for Wall-E, you will find this information:

WALLE is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

I want to correct them and scratch the  ─ SCIENCE FICTION ─  part of the sentence! 

Posted by Slobodan S.