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Defining responsible use of AI chatbots in social care for older adults

AI chatbots have an unprecedented capacity to respond to tasks in a human-like manner. Although they have the potential to enhance social care, they also pose risks to wellbeing and human rights. It is therefore important to define the responsible use of generative AI in social care for older people, which recognizes the distinct features of social care provision.

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The author acknowledges the UKRI as a funder of the author’s work on generative AI in social care and specifically for family caregivers (Grant reference: ES/Y007794/1). The author acknowledges J. Tasioulas for helpfully commenting on early versions of this paper.

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Emmer De Albuquerque Green, C. Defining responsible use of AI chatbots in social care for older adults. Nat Aging 4, 745–747 (2024).

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