Bothered (or not bothered) to care? Affects, Affordances and Algorithms of Digital Caring

This post was written by Peter Safronov Affective valences of AI-assisted communication¬† When dealing with algorithms, users frequently imbue them with affective valences (Bucher, 2017). People, for example, become emotionally invested while interacting with chatbots, much as they would with a human (Araujo, 2018). AI-powered technologies provide personalized experiences suited to the user’s specific wants…