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The Answer Bot Effect (ABE): A powerful new form of influence made possible by intelligent personal assistants and search engines

Fig 1

A screenshot showing what users saw in Experiment 3 when they posed questions to Dyslexa.

Different groups were required to ask 1, 4, or 6 questions. After clicking on a question, it was greyed out, and Dyslexa answered the question orally. While it was speaking, the circular graphic at the bottom of the phone screen glowed and swirled, just as similar graphics do on most iPhones.

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