Title

Do We Trust in AI? Role of Anthropomorphism and Intelligence

Source of Publication

Journal of Computer Information Systems

Abstract

© 2020 International Association for Computer Information Systems. AI applications are radically transforming the manner in which service providers and consumers interact. We explore how the humanness of AI applications affects consumers’ trust in these applications. Qualitative evidence collected with focus groups provides fresh insights into the roles of anthropomorphism and intelligence, as key constructs representing humanness. Our findings reveal the consumers’ perspective on the nuances of these constructs pertaining to services enabled by AI applications. It also extends current understanding of the phenomenon of the “uncanny valley,” by identifying conditions under which consumers experience discomfort and uneasiness as AI humanness increases in service environments.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2020

DOI

10.1080/08874417.2020.1788473

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