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Robots, Ethics, and Intimacy: the need for scientific research (keynote)

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Science and Engineering Centre (P block)

2 George Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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What are the legal, ethical and societal issues if humans form intimate relationships with robots as the recent films such as Ex Machina and TV shows such as Westworld have represented?

Market forces and customer demand are driving the creation of robots where humans are forming strong emotional attachments. In this keynote, Georgia Tech's Professor Ron Arkin will discuss the emerging field of intimate robotics and argues that prior to the technology becoming fully actualised we need research and debate on what effects the technology may have on users and society. Dr Simon Longstaff (The Ethics Centre) responds to these developments with consideration of the ethical concerns at play in this new technological frontier.

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This keynote is for mature audiences 18+ only. Strictly no minors allowed.

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1 hour + 10 minute Q & A




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