Advocating an ethical memory model for artificial companions from a human-centred perspective

Patricia A. Vargas, Ylva Fernaeus, Mei Yii Lim, Sibylle Enz, Wan Chin Ho, Mattias Jacobsson, Ruth Ayllet

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Abstract

This paper considers the ethical implications of applying three major ethical theories to the memory structure of an artificial companion that might have different embodiments such as a physical robot or a graphical character on a hand-held device. We start by proposing an ethical memory model and then make use of an action-centric framework to evaluate its ethical implications. The case that we discuss is that of digital artefacts that autonomously record and store user data, where this data are used as a resource for future interaction with users. © 2011 Springer-Verlag London Limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-337
Number of pages9
JournalAI and Society
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Artificial companions
  • Ethics
  • Memory modelling
  • Privacy
  • Robots

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