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Close engagements with artificial companions : key social, psychological, ethical and design issues

Author: Yorick Wilks
Publisher: Amsterdamn ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010.
Series: Natural language processing (Amsterdam, Netherlands), v. 8.
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Close engagements with artificial companions.
Amsterdamn ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Company, ©2010
(DLC) 2009048316
(OCoLC)467361095
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yorick Wilks
ISBN: 9789027288400 9027288402 9027249946 9789027249944
OCLC Number: 642206106
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 315 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Section I. Setting the scene: In good company? On the threshold of robotic companions / Sherry Turkle --
Introducing artificial Companions / Yorick Wilks --
Section II. Ethical and philosophical issues: Artificial Companions and their philosophical challenges / Luciano Floridi --
Conditions for Companionhood / Stephen G. Pulman --
Arius in cyberspace: Digital Companions and the limits of the person / Kieron O'Hara --
Section III. Social and psychological issues: What should a Companion be like?: Conversationalists and confidants / Margaret A. Boden --
Robots should be slaves / Joanna J. Bryson --
Wanting the impossible: The dilemma at the heart of intimate human-robot relationships / Dylan Evans --
Falling in love with a Companion / David Levy --
Identifying your accompanist / Will Lowe --
Look, emotion, language and behavior in a believable virtual Companion / Daniela M. Romano --
New Companions / Alex Taylor, Anab Jain and Laurel Swan --
On being a Victorian Companion / Yorick Wilks--
Section IV. Design issues: Building a Companion: The use of affective and attentive cues in an empathic computer-based Companions / Nikolaus Bee ... (et al) --
GRETA: Towards an interactive conversational virtual Companion / Elisabetta Bevacqua ... (et al) --
Companionship is an emotional business / Roddy Cowie --
Artificial Companions in society: Consulting the users / Alan Newell --
Requirements for Artificial Companions: It's harder than you think / Aaron Sloman --
You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you / Alan FT Winfield --
Section V. Special purpose Companions: A Companion for learning in everyday life / Rebecca Eynon and Chris Davies --
The Maryland virtual patient as a task-oriented conversational Companion / Sergei Nirenburg --
Living with robots: Ethical tradeoffs in eldercare / Noel Sharkey and Amanda Sharkey --
Section VI. Afterward: Summary and discussion of the issues / Malcom Peltu and Yorick Wilks.
Series Title: Natural language processing (Amsterdam, Netherlands), v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Yorick Wilks.

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