What is Human-Machine Communication (HMC)?

Human-Machine Communication (HMC) marries research from human-robot interaction (HRI), human-computer interaction (HCI), human artificial intelligence interaction (HAII), computer science, and other fields to emphasize the importance of communication in all human-machine processes. HMC values all types of machine interaction (e.g., with robots, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and more). HMC scholarship centers on communication because it encourages us to focus on how relationships between humans and machine partners unfold through social processes, perceptual dynamics, and interaction. HMC, thus, represents the site of meaning making for both human and machine communication partners.

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