NECROROBOTICS. The Ethics of Personalised Resurrection

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Ethical and legal questions of robotic personalisation can be addressed in various ways. While seeking to theorise on ethical issues related to robotic personalisation, this paper proposes the concept of necrorobotics in order to target a particular space of personalisation, governed by a variety of norms: death, and the reuse of dead persons data to create robotic agency. Based on recent advancements in what is here labeled as resurrection technologies, the paper creates a speculative provocation in order to reflect on ethical implications of using AI-tools to bring back the sounds, textual behaviour and animated imagery of a deceased friend or close relative.
Period2023 Mar 13
Event titleCONCATENATE - HRI 2023 workshop: Social Robots Personalisation: at the crossroads between Engineering and Humanities.
Event typeWorkshop
LocationStockholm, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Free keywords

  • necrorobotics
  • being with the dead
  • HRI personalisation and ethics
  • resurrection technologies
  • social robotics
  • human-necrorobotic resurrection
  • generative AI
  • robot ethics
  • post-mortem privacy