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Trust and Emotional Engagement for Hybrid Agents

Firstly focusing on text modality, this research proposes a new concept, hybrid agents, who are conversational intelligent agents that are both functional in virtual environments(especially games) and real-world technologies.

With the virtual world providing persona, stories and target-oriented interactions, users may develop more trust and accurate expectations towards the agent.

On the other hand, as social agents on daily communication platforms and software, hybrid agents may develop social relationships with users and other agents — these may make their behaviours closer to real humans, and improve player experience in games.


More about Yuqian

Yuqian Sun is an AI artist and researcher focusing on conversational agents. Inspired by conversations between virtual characters in video games, she produces works that steer with curiosity. She creates art projects based on AI chatbots, which focus on the narrative and intimacy in human-AI interaction.

BA Information Design, Academy of Art&Design, Tsinghua University

MFA Computational Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London

Baidu PaddlePaddle AI Developers Expert (PPDE)

Design Consultant of rct.ai

2019 GREAT Scholarship, British Council


(Coming up) ACM Multimedia Conference Interactive Artworks, Lisbon, Portugal

Women of the world, NowHere Gallery, New York, US

Asian Awaken, SuperRare & Rug Radio, Online & Showcase on New York Times Square, US

BBA Artist Prize 2022 (Second Prize among 25 artists), BBA Gallery, Berlin


Book of Sand: Aiiiii Art Center Launch Exhibition (1 of 6 artists), Shanghai, China

Who’s That Panda, Latitude Gallery, New York, US

Beyond Nature, Zero to One, Vauxhall, London, UK

Chengdu Art Biennale, Chengdu, China

Asia Digital Art Exhibition in Times Museum, Beijing, China


The 2020 conference on Artificial Life - Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada

The Media Facade of the Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yuqian Sun*, Chang Hee Lee, Ali Asadipour, “1001 Nights: An Open-domain Narrative Game Using Text Generation Model”, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) Jun 2022, Poster, Barcelona, Spain

Yuqian Sun, Xuran Ni, Haozhen Feng, Ray Lc, Chang Hee Lee and Ali Asadipour “1001 Nights: An Open-domain Narrative Game Using Text Generation Model”, Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) Sep 2022, Demo, Athens, Greece*

Yuqian Sun*, Chenhang Cheng, Ying Xu, Yihua Li, Chang Hee Lee, Ali Asadipour, “Wander: an AI-driven Chatbot to Visit the Future Earth”, ACM Multimedia, Oct 2022, Interactive Artwork, Lisbon, Portugal

"Corobot" Abstract selected to 2020 Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS)

"1001 Nights" Poster Presentation, 8th ACM womENcourage Celebration of Women in Computing

"Corobot" Poster Presentation, 7th ACM womENcourage Celebration of Women in Computing