Conversational user interfaces (CUI) enable real-time communication between the buyer and the seller in electronic commerce based on natural spoken or written language. Although first insights reveal that customers have privacy concerns with CUI that prevent them from adoption, online retailers have especially and increasingly implemented messaging services (e.g., live chats on websites) combined with artificial intelligence. Against this background, and drawing on information systems and consumer research, the current research investigates how the mere presence of messaging services on websites influences website users' privacy concerns. The results of two online experiments reveal that the presence of CUI evokes perceptions of a social presence that translate into perceptions of being watched, thus positively influencing the privacy concern. The findings of this study extend the those of previous research by revealing that perceived social presence elicited by the presence of CUI also yields negative effects. Moreover, the literature on privacy concerns is enhanced by providing an explanation for the effects of social presence.
|Titel||Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)|
|Status||Udgivet - 2020|
|Begivenhed||40th International Conference on Information Systems - Munich, Tyskland|
Varighed: 15. dec. 2019 → 18. dec. 2019
|Konference||40th International Conference on Information Systems|
|Periode||15/12/2019 → 18/12/2019|