It took a while before the research and discussion around human intelligence evolved from the basic IQ based testing and evaluation to what is now a multi-dimensional view of intelligence from aspects such as EQ (emotional quotient) and SQ (spiritual quotient).
While there are probably even more dimensions of intelligence that I can't even name but worth thinking about, I have wondered how these different dimensions have been applied or implemented in the design of conversational interfaces or chatbots.
We would expect that an AI would be able to solve complex IQ related issues much more proficiently than humans could, but in terms of being able to engage with people on an emotional or spiritual level, what does it mean to be able to design the user experience around other dimensions of intelligence? Do people really expect artificial intelligence to have these other dimension or characteristics of intelligence?
My question is: what is the research around people's expectations of articial intelligence? Is there a similar barrier against an artificial intelligence feeling too realistic, the same way that the aesthetics of robots that are too life-like can cause some negative or uneasy experiences (i.e. the 'uncanny valley')?
UPDATE: the concept of a digital avatar isn't all that new apparently, and these are just some of the references that I have seen on the concept recently: http://www.idavatars.com/ http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/why-youll-send-digital-avatar-to-meeting-by-2020.html