The inevitability of humans falling in love and having sex with robots has been explored in pop culture and science fiction for decades, but we've reached the point where it's moving past ideas and theories. TechRepublic recently wrote about an academic conference on 'Love and Sex with Robots' being declared illegal, which brings up lots of larger ethical questions about robots and artificial intelligence.
That's the main topic of episode 15 of The TechRepublic Podcast, with Jason Hiner, Bill Detwiler, Erin Carson, Hope Reese, and me.
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Links to stories mentioned in the show:
- Jack Dorsey is giving a third of his stock to Twitter employees (CNET)
- The Turing Phone (TechRepublic)
- Senate approves CISA security bill (NPR)
- Libraries on the forefront of tech innovation (TechRepublic)
- Love, Sex and Robots conference cancelled (TechRepublic)
Dan Patterson has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Dan is a Senior Writer for TechRepublic. He covers cybersecurity and the intersection of technology, politics and government.