Alphie is an educational app, a mobile agent which aims to achieve a positive change in children’s behavior and their social-cognitive skills through its social nature (displaying emotions) and different games while also helping parents to control their child's digital activity, for example by setting time limits.
In this research, we are investigating whether giving Alphie a personality will have a more positive effect, i.e. whether it will develop children's social-cognitive skills more effectively and facilitate offline and social activities more. We are interested in whether the change is more positive if the app has a certain personality (e.g. sociable) or if the personality matches the child's personality (e.g. sociable child develops more from using the app if Alphie's personality is also sociable).
The research is funded by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (OTKA K 135478), European Union project RRF-2.3.1-21-2022-00004, Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory