Sex robots are front page news: newspapers say they are threatening our relationships, opening a Westworld-like scenario, substituting women, spurring violence and encouraging the end of the human kind. In fact they are much more than that and they represent a turning point for both technology and human relationships and not necessarily in a negative way.
Kate Devlin is an academic and a writer, currently professor of Social and Cultural AI at the Digital Humanities Department of the King’s College of London. Best known for her work on human sexuality and robotics, her researches analyze the way society interacts with and reacts to technological change and what we can learn from that, especially from our relationships with machines in anticipation of new and emerging technologies.
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