Zo: Tangible AI in Ars Electronica 2017

Zo: Tangible AI in Ars Electronica 2017

Zo: Tangible AI 

CLIENTt: Microsoft

Creative Direction
Design & User Experience
Software\Hardware Development

Ars Electronica


We designed an interactive experience where the audience can physically interact with a social chatbot from Microsoft Zo on the phone.  

A pneumatically shape-changing phone case enables a rich set of gestures for the  physical engagement in digital communication, bringing Zo to life during real-time conversations. She can now rhyme and move with people. 

Zo: the latest social chatbot from Microsoft, is part of the Xiaoice family, which has chatted with over 100 million unique users worldwide. Zo holds the record for Microsoft’s longest continuous chatbot conversation: 1,229 turns, lasting 9 hours and 53 minutes. Learn More about Zo