Virginia Dignum at about keep loved ones alive with AI

News - 25 September 2018 - Webredactie

The idea of preserving a person through their speech with interactive simulations is not new. “It is conceivable that people may attempt to develop such systems to ‘replace’ deceased loved ones in an emotional interaction,” says Victoria Dignum, associate professor of social artificial intelligence at Delft University of Technology. “I would not necessarily say that such uses are to be forbidden per se, but if developed, these must be subjected to strong ethical, psychological, and social reviews, in ways similar to how medicines are introduced nowadays.”