Should we fear robot relationships?
Companion robots that are increasingly human-like in appearance and actions are a growing focus of the robotics industry. From sophisticated machines we can chat to, through to lifelike sex robots, these creations have the potential to change how humans socialise, date or even fall in love. But do we really want – or need – artificial companionship? This Perspectives, featuring writer and computer scientist Kate Devlin, delves into the pros and cons of human-robot relationships.
In association with the British Academy