Chatting with the dead: the hermeneutics of thanabots

Henrickson, L (2023) Chatting with the dead: the hermeneutics of thanabots. Media Culture and Society. ISSN 0163-4437



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Keywords: artificial intelligence; deadbots; digital endurance; digital ghosts; digital immorality; human-machine communication; natural language generation; natural language processing; thanabots; thanatechnology
  • Published (online): 22 January 2023
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > School of Media & Communication (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 15:04
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 15:04
Status: Published online
Publisher: SAGE
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