Sex, Robots & Artificial Intimacy

31 May 2021
20:00 - 21:30
Online
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen
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Sex, Robots and Artificial Intimacy: a threat or the next best thing?

Date Monday May 31, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location Online

Organizer Humans and Technology

Co-organizer Studium Generale

Price Free

Intimacy through sex, love, and touch; for most people this is essential to leading a happy human life. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social distancing measures have significantly diminished our interpersonal intimacy. This has accelerated the introduction of new technologies like sex robots, tele-dildonics, and remote touch. These technologies aim to enhance, mimic or replace intimate human interaction, deeply affecting our experiences of intimacy and sexuality.

Are these technologies a physical and moral threat, or a logical next step in our human evolution? On 31 May, join us as we debate this hot topic with a number of internationally renowned speakers, including Kate Devlin (author of “Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots”) and Kathleen Richardson (leader of CASR: Campaign Against Sex Robots).
Moderated by Lily Frank.
> More speakers to be announced shortly <

Dutch Technology Week
This event takes place during the Dutch Technology Week (DTW). From 31 May – 6 June.
DTW invites you to see, feel and experience how promising and challenging world changing inventions can be.

Source text & picture: TUE: https://www.tue.nl/en/our-university/calendar-and-events/31-05-2021-sex-robots-and-artificial-intimacy-a-threat-or-the-next-best-thing/

Sex, Robots and Artificial Intimacy: a threat or the next best thing?

Date Monday May 31, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location Online

Organizer Humans and Technology

Co-organizer Studium Generale

Price Free

Intimacy through sex, love, and touch; for most people this is essential to leading a happy human life. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social distancing measures have significantly diminished our interpersonal intimacy. This has accelerated the introduction of new technologies like sex robots, tele-dildonics, and remote touch. These technologies aim to enhance, mimic or replace intimate human interaction, deeply affecting our experiences of intimacy and sexuality.

Are these technologies a physical and moral threat, or a logical next step in our human evolution? On 31 May, join us as we debate this hot topic with a number of internationally renowned speakers, including Kate Devlin (author of “Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots”) and Kathleen Richardson (leader of CASR: Campaign Against Sex Robots).
Moderated by Lily Frank.
> More speakers to be announced shortly <

Dutch Technology Week
This event takes place during the Dutch Technology Week (DTW). From 31 May – 6 June.
DTW invites you to see, feel and experience how promising and challenging world changing inventions can be.

Source text & picture: TUE: https://www.tue.nl/en/our-university/calendar-and-events/31-05-2021-sex-robots-and-artificial-intimacy-a-threat-or-the-next-best-thing/

Sex, Robots & Artificial Intimacy

31 May 2021
20:00 - 21:30
Online

Sex, Robots and Artificial Intimacy: a threat or the next best thing?

Date Monday May 31, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location Online

Organizer Humans and Technology

Co-organizer Studium Generale

Price Free

Intimacy through sex, love, and touch; for most people this is essential to leading a happy human life. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social distancing measures have significantly diminished our interpersonal intimacy. This has accelerated the introduction of new technologies like sex robots, tele-dildonics, and remote touch. These technologies aim to enhance, mimic or replace intimate human interaction, deeply affecting our experiences of intimacy and sexuality.

Are these technologies a physical and moral threat, or a logical next step in our human evolution? On 31 May, join us as we debate this hot topic with a number of internationally renowned speakers, including Kate Devlin (author of “Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots”) and Kathleen Richardson (leader of CASR: Campaign Against Sex Robots).
Moderated by Lily Frank.
> More speakers to be announced shortly <

Dutch Technology Week
This event takes place during the Dutch Technology Week (DTW). From 31 May – 6 June.
DTW invites you to see, feel and experience how promising and challenging world changing inventions can be.

Source text & picture: TUE: https://www.tue.nl/en/our-university/calendar-and-events/31-05-2021-sex-robots-and-artificial-intimacy-a-threat-or-the-next-best-thing/

Sex, Robots and Artificial Intimacy: a threat or the next best thing?

Date Monday May 31, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location Online

Organizer Humans and Technology

Co-organizer Studium Generale

Price Free

Intimacy through sex, love, and touch; for most people this is essential to leading a happy human life. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social distancing measures have significantly diminished our interpersonal intimacy. This has accelerated the introduction of new technologies like sex robots, tele-dildonics, and remote touch. These technologies aim to enhance, mimic or replace intimate human interaction, deeply affecting our experiences of intimacy and sexuality.

Are these technologies a physical and moral threat, or a logical next step in our human evolution? On 31 May, join us as we debate this hot topic with a number of internationally renowned speakers, including Kate Devlin (author of “Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots”) and Kathleen Richardson (leader of CASR: Campaign Against Sex Robots).
Moderated by Lily Frank.
> More speakers to be announced shortly <

Dutch Technology Week
This event takes place during the Dutch Technology Week (DTW). From 31 May – 6 June.
DTW invites you to see, feel and experience how promising and challenging world changing inventions can be.

Source text & picture: TUE: https://www.tue.nl/en/our-university/calendar-and-events/31-05-2021-sex-robots-and-artificial-intimacy-a-threat-or-the-next-best-thing/