Not another sex robot talk!

Talk by Kate Devlin (she/her) ⚠️

Friday from 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM in Stage A

This talk has the following content notes:
Sex-positive talk but does mention sex and sex toys/sex tech.

Back at Electromagnetic Field 2016, I talked about something that was starting to get wider media attention: an up-close-and-personal glimpse of the future involving sex, tech, AI and robots. I then returned in 2018 to debunk the headline myths and update on what was actually happening on the tech side. Now it's 2022 and it's been one heck of a ride. That original talk launched two sex tech hackathons, saw the UK host a conference, produced a book, and – nicest of all – contributed to the growth of a global community researching these things. There’s a few new things happening in the arena — but also very little progress on the hardware front. Why is that? What’s the actual likelihood of domestic bliss with a hot machine (other than your toaster) by 2050? This is third talk in the trilogy!

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