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Humanist Archives: Aug. 4, 2022, 9:08 a.m. Humanist 36.120 - pubs: imaginative work in AI & robotics

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        Date: 2022-08-04 08:04:12+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty <>
        Subject: imaginative work in AI and robotics

Allow me to draw your attention to the work of Emmanuel Grimaud
especially to his experimental anthropological work in robotics,
including work in Hiroshi Ishiguro's robotics lab. See these two books:

Emmanuel Grimaud, Dieu Point Zéro: Une anthropologie expérimentale
(Paris: PUF, 2021) [currently being translated into English]
--- and Zaven Paré, Le Jour où les robots mangeront des pommes:
Conversations avec un Geminoïd, ed. Albert Piette (Paris: PETRA, 2011)

Dieu Point Zéro is currently being translated into English

Also look out for the movie Grimaud made about his anthropological
robotics experiment in India, Ganesh Yourself. 

The best academic explication of the work that I know about is 
Patrice Maniglier's preface in the first book, "À la place de dieu" 

Willard McCarty,
Professor emeritus, King's College London;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews;  Humanist

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