“I believe that by 2050 robots will be so lifelike that many people will find it perfectly natural to have emotion and physical relationships with them.”
These are the words of Dr. David Levy, the British artificial intelligence engineer spearheading what he predicts to be a robotics sexual revolution, and soon.
Join us on the 26th October at East London’s Second Home for a fascinating and controversy-filled panel discussion on the moral minefield that is the sex-tech industry. Get the chance to hear from Dr. David Levy himself, alongside Senior Lecturer of Computing at Goldsmith’s University, Kate Devlin.
It is well-known that robots are storming the industry of labour and intelligence, so it may be unsurprising to learn that they are also set to infiltrate the realm of physical and emotional relationships, but that doesn’t stop it from being any less unsettling for many, who fear for the future of intimacy. The sex-tech industry currently values at around $30 billion, and companies such as Abyss Creations and Android are heavily investing in the new phase of love, with hordes of eerily lifelike sex robots just waiting to be snapped up (for a reported £15,000).
With this new wave of technology comes a plethora of moral and cultural debate. We will discuss what this means for intimacy and relationships, the role of women and also the positive consequences of such an industry.
This is one not to be missed. Click here to buy your tickets now.
Sex and Robots, 7:30 pm – 9pm, Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL