Machines, Morality and Sexbots

Can robots be programmed to behave ethically? It's possible that future robots may possess emotions like empathy or guilt. Join Robert and Julie as they interview Dr. Ronald Arkin, a leading expert on the study of robotic consciousness modeling.

Machines, Morality and Sexbots


And yes, we will also talk about sexy, sexy sexbots - machines crafted through our ingenuity to appeal to our most basic cravings. We've all heard of the notorious Roxxxy. What does it mean to have feelings for a machine, ethically? Dr. Arkin weighs in and even goes so far as to declare Roxxxy a "bad robot." And not in the naughty sense. In the crappy sense.

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Topics in this Podcast: robots, sex, AI