Advances in narrow artificial intelligence make possible agentive systems that do things directly for their users (like, say, an automatic pet feeder). They deliver on the promise of user-centered design, but present fresh challenges in understanding their unique promises and pitfalls. Join Christopher Noessel of IBM as he introduces us to the concepts from his new book, Designing Agentive Technology (Rosenfeld Media, 2017). bit.ly/agentivebook