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Robot Love

14 Apr 2008

David Levy, an expert on artificial intelligence, comes to the ICA to argue that we are headed inexorably towards a society where human affection and human desire are extended into psychological and physical relationships with robots. Love and sex with robots, he argues, is a natural extension of the relationships which we have already cultivated first with pets, then with virtual pets, then with virtual avatars in Second Life.

David Levy is president of the International Computer Games Association, winner of the Loebner Prize for conversational computer software, and author of Love and Sex with Robots. After a short talk, he will be in conversation with Bill Thompson, journalist and technology critic.

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