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
Organizer Humans and Technology
Co-organizer Studium Generale
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.