Peter van der Putten on Robo Rabbi and a robot that performs funeral rituals
Can a robot rekindle the waning interest in Buddhism in Japan? University lecturer Peter van der Putten researches the philosophical and social questions related to artificial intelligence. He also investigates whether computers and robots can take over creativity, emotions and other human characteristics. And what it means when robots can suddenly generate these characteristics.
Het Leidsch Dagblad and Elsevier have interviewed Van der Putten about what significance robots can have within religion. Read the interviews here: Leidsch Dagblad - Robots in the church, synagogue or temple (€ article in Dutch). Elsevier - Artificial Religion, a Robot as Priest (€ article in Dutch)
On the website Bots like you you can read more about robots with characteristics such as emotions and creativity.