The definition of persuasive technology

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I defend a definition of persuasive technology as technology that attempts to induce belief in a target proposition (and consequent action) through the delivery and uptake of information, where uncertainty or doubt about the truth of the target proposition may be assumed even after it has been asserted. This definition provides a useful starting point for philosophical reflection and psychological research on persuasive technology and other related technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoots for the Future of Ambient Intelligence - Adjunct Proceedings, 3rd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2009
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Event3rd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2009) - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 18 Nov 200921 Nov 2009


Conference3rd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2009)
Abbreviated titleAmI 2009


  • Belief
  • Communication
  • Definition of persuasive technology
  • Influential technology


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