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Artificial Intimacy

16 September 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online
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Power switches in the shape of a man and woman's body

Join the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation for the second session in the Challenges for a Cyber-Physical World online seminar series on the topic of  Artificial Intimacy: What happens when evolved mind and old-fashioned cultures encounter 21st Century technology.

Evolutionary biologist and UNSW Scientia Professor Rob Brooks will consider some of the applications and implications of artificial intimacy, from matchmaking algorithms to relationships with virtual reality characters to robotic sex dolls. Professor Brooks will discuss the likelihood of sex robots and virtual reality sex becoming mainstream. He will pay particular attention to the many ways in which digital lovers might alter real-world sexual relationships and gender relations.