Hello Jenny: how a smart speaker can offer a solution for loneliness

Have you ever wondered why things look the way they are? Why, for example, does a teacup have an ear and a television tray is elongated? Well, because they do exactly what they have to do: protect our fingers against burns and enable quick zapping. They are smart solutions for small day-to-day problems. But what about problems that are not so small and easy to solve, such as loneliness? Researchers dr. Bas Baccarne and Ben Robaeyst also know how to handle this problem. This is proven by "Hello Jenny", a project of the Ghent "City of People", a collaboration between the City of Ghent, Ghent University and imec.