Close engagements with artificial companions :

Close engagements with artificial companions : key social, psychological, ethical and design issues / edited by Yorick Wilks. - Amsterdam : John Benjamins, c2010. - xxii, 315 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. - Natural language processing (NLP) ; v. 8 . - Natural language processing (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; v. 8. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

9789027249944 (hbk.) 9027249946 (hbk.)


Human-computer interaction.
Natural language processing (Computer science)
Artificial intelligence.

QA76.9.H85 / C44115 2010


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