Ethics and Rights of Sex Robots

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Triple J. The ethics of sex robots. The Hook Up. Wed 16 Aug 2017.

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What does having sex with a sex robot say about us – especially if some of them are so artificially intelligent they might resist? Do we trust them more than humans? Do robots have rights? Should we have legislation around sex robots? SO MANY QUESTIONS!

The best thing is, they’re all going to be answered by Professor Robert Sparrow from the department of philosophy at Monash University and Dr Kate Devitt from the Queensland University of Technology, who specialises in robotics and autonomics and has a PhD in philosophy. Then you’ll hear from member of the Upper House and leader of the Australian Sex Party, Fiona Patten on what legislation might look like – and if there should even be legislation.

*content warning* This podcast discusses sexual assault.

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S. Kate Devitt


Research Associate, Institute for Future Environments and the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology