Amsterdam – The Queen B project features an omnipresent AI technology that aims to increase workplace efficiencies.
To demonstrate Queen B at work, spatial designers Studio LONK collaborated with officemakers Ditt to create a speculative interior that allows people to experience a workplace that adapts to each individual. The intuitive AI service uses IBM’s Watson technology to gauge voice, facial expressions and mood, in addition to location tracking from Locatify, which collects data to guide and assist users throughout the day.
As the AI gets to know each user, they receive voice messages with suggestions to improve their working, such as ‘You look a bit tired, I suggest you grab a coffee’, ‘I would not formulate that sentence that way’, ‘I gathered that you are a morning person. Start the afternoon in the meditation zone.’
By prompting them to consider and amend their behaviour, the speculative project offers an engaging and interactive space where users can question the extent to which technology assists and facilitate them, or otherwise compromises their privacy and autonomy. Technology is enabling rapid change in the physical, organisational and social structure of workplaces all around the world. Read more about the future of the workplace on LS:N Global.