Academic conference on ‘Love and Sex with Robots’ abruptly cancelled after being declared illegal

 Image: iStockphoto.com/Mikhail Tolstoy TechRepublic has written a lot about the introduction of robots and artificial intelligence in the workplace. But while many of these issues revolve around whether or not robots will replace humans in offices, on the battlefield, in air and deep undersea, the new promise of artificial life in “caring” forms requires new conversations about the ethical dimensions of living with machines that can “feel.” Humanoid robots are now being introduced into nursing homes, and as therapists, for example. The new Hello Barbie toy will be a “friend” to children, holding conversations with young boys and girls. Robots are even getting married in Japan. The ethical conversations about how to integrate robots into the human world are just beginning. A perfect example of the backlash against human-like machines…


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