New Research of Henrik Eriksson and colleagues has been published in The Permanente Journal
Future Challenges of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nursing: What Can We Learn from Monsters in Popular Culture?
Exploring and discussing AI and robotics in nursing and health care is of great importance. In this article we propose that monsters in popular culture might be studied with the hope of learning about situations and relationships that generate empathic capacities in their monstrous existences. The aim of the article is to introduce the theoretical framework and assumptions behind this idea. Analyzing when and why monsters step out of character can provide important insights into the conceptualization of caring and nursing as a science, which is important for discussing empathic protocols, as well as more general insight into human knowledge. The relationship between caring, monsters, robotics, and AI is not as farfetched as it might seem at first glance.
Erikson H, Salzmann-Erikson M. Future challenges of robotics and artificial intelligence in nursing: What can we learn from monsters in popular culture? Perm J 2016 Summer;20(3):15-243. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7812/TPP/15-243.