Guess What Happens Next

Guess What Happens Next

Social Learning Lab (Stanford University)

Who Can Participate

For 13 - 15 year olds

What Happens

In this study, your child will watch a video of a person interacting with an AI voice assistant or another person and then guess what happens next. They will also listen to a story about snack time in a classroom and again guess what happens next.

What We're Studying

Prior work on children's 'theory of mind' shows that children progressively develop an understanding that different people will have different distinct thoughts and beliefs about the world. However, not much is know about whether this expectation extends to intelligent machines, such as voice assistants and smart speakers. Do children expect that two separate smart speakers in the same household will share knowledge with each other, or do they expect the speakers to have distinct 'minds' from one another, much like human beings?


15-20 minutes


You will receive a $5 Amazon gift card as a token of appreciation for participating in this study. After you finish the game, we will message you the gift card redemption link within a week. To be eligible for the gift card your child must be in the age range for this game, you need to submit a valid consent statement and your child needs to be visible during the game. You can only receive compensation for participating once per child; if your child participates again you will not be compensated. Unfortunately we are only able to provide gift cards to participants from the United States. But we will send a gift card even if you do not finish the whole game or we are not able to use your child's data.

This study is conducted by Dr. Hyowon Gweon (

Would you like to participate in this study?