Sex Robots! The Truth Behind the Headlines

Kate Devlin

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The past few years have seen a cascade of headlines about sex robots. It's a shame these are generally completely inaccurate, as behind them there are fascinating stories of intimacy and technology, computers and psychology. Throw in some science-fiction utopias and dystopias, loneliness and companionship, law and ethics, privacy and community and there is so much to be learned about our future with machines that could care for us and about us. The speaker has spent the past four years learning all about this topic: from 30,000 year old dildos to the world's first commercially-available sex robot (on sale now). Content warning: terrible puns; NSFW.

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