From interview to robot response

“Stephanie Dinkins is busy turning the experiences of three generations of her family into a bot, an oral-history-cum-memoir of a black family in America in the form of a computer algorithm. She, her aunt, and her niece have been interviewing one another intensively for the past several months, using stock questions intended to get at the fundamentals of their values, ethics, experiences, and the history of their family.”  This is a fascinating use of oral history.  See full story here.

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