Time, space and agency of smart objects

” [… ] However, the intentionality afforded by smart objects’ allopoietic and homeostatic structure would seem to challenge such distinctions and suggests that many smart objects are capable of some kind of protention. Take for example a context-aware feature of the iOS9 firmware, ‘Hey Siri’. Siri is Apple’s Artificial Intelligence personal assistant that forms part of the core functionality of the iOS mobile operating system shipped with iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches. Users can talk to Siri and ask it to fulfill a range of functions, from dictating messages and emails to asking for directions, to asking for weather forecasts and adding notes to the calendar. Siri’s functionality is based on the integration of three main components: conversational interface, personal context awareness and service delegation […]” (Ash, 2018: p.43)

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