Virtual Futures presents lecturer John Danaher, in conversation with Dr. Kate Devlin, on his new co-edited book, ‘Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications’ (The MIT Press, 2018).
Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people’s sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture’s fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships.
John Danaher is a Lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the author of the popular blog Philosophical Disquisitions.
In conversation with Dr. Kate Devlin (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London).
Dr. Kate Devlin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Coming from an Arts and Humanities background (as an archaeologist) and now working in STEM, Kate has a demonstrable track record of combining diverse fields and methods of research under the umbrella of Cognition, Computation and Culture.
18:30 – 19:00: Registration & Drinks
19:00 – 20:00: Fireside Chat with John Danaher
20:00 – 20:30: Audience Q&A
20:30 – Late: Drinks & Networking
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