AI: Artificial Intelligence.

AE: Artificial Emotions.

EAI: Empathetic AI. See Empathy & AI.

HCD: Human-Centered Design.

HCI: Human-Computer Interaction.


AI: Artificial Intelligence: A branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers. The capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.

AE: Artificial Emotions: The capability of a non-organic being to exhibit and mood-based mental state. A state of mind, representative of mood, in that of a non-biological organism.

EAI: Empathetic AI: The act, behavior, or capability to act intelligently and with empathy in an organism with Artificial Emotions. See Artificial Emotions.

Empathy: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.

HCD: Human-Centered Design: The practice of design and development organized around the purpose of solving problems discovered through empathetic research in observing and understanding people.

HCI: Human-Computer Interaction: The study of how people interact with computers and to what extent computers are or are not developed for successful interaction with human beings.

Searle's Chinese Room: Philosopher John Searle's Chinese Room, in brief, is a thought experiment concluding that technology can act and behave in a simulation like it is intelligent, but will never exhibit Strong AI or meaning in its behavior.

Refutation: the action of proving a statement or theory to be wrong or false.


Ellsi: \ˈelsē\:


In creating Ellsi, we aim to augment the user, all peoples, and allow them to shine through making them the focus of technology. Technology that is a solution to their problems; that serves a positive purpose in their life and the life of others. So that their possessions don't posses them but act and strive to accomplish the goal of people accomplishing theirs.