Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Checkmate! The Willingness to Accept Computer Aid


Dirrik Emmen




This paper focusses on how willing people are to accept a solution from a computer in different sorts of interactions. It focusses on why people want to rely on different sorts of aid from a computer. Next to this it investigates if people will take the effort to find a better solution than the one given by the computer. In order to create different sorts of computer aid a model is proposed that helps in classifying human machine interaction. Chess puzzles were used in an experiment in which different sorts of computer assistants never gave the optimal solution. Results showed that the sort of interaction related to the usage of the assistant. Lastly, it was found that puzzle complexity, chess proficiency, trust towards machines, and the experienced fun had an effect on the use of the different computer assistants.


Full Reference

Dirrik Emmen, "Checkmate! The Willingness to Accept Computer Aid", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2015