Sex Robots: Between The Human And The Artificial by Katheleen RichardsonSex Robots: Between The Human And The Artificial by Katheleen Richardson

Sex Robots: Between The Human And The Artificial

byKatheleen Richardson

Paperback | December 1, 2017

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Sex robots are a new field of research in the anthropology and ethics of robotics and AI (Artificial Intelligence). This book will be the first of its kind to present an alternative theory of sex robots as an extension of sex trade practices. The sex robot is the logical conclusion of the sex trade, where the “female person” is depersonalized and remade in dehumanized artificial form. It will draw on anthropology, arts and robotics to explore how the non-empathetic relations central to sex trade activities are reproduced in the making and imagining of sex robots. More importantly, the author uses sex robots to reflect on those claims by some researchers in the field that robots and AI will meet or surpass the human potential. The book wants to stress, the sex robot’s arrival represents a new era of dehumanization driven by powerful elites who do not relate to persons as persons, but as things, commodities, and products to be bought and sold.
Katheleen Richardson is Senior Research Fellow in Ethics of Robotics at the Faculty of Technology, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, of De Montfort University, Leicester (UK). In 2015 she founded, with the Swedish Erik Billing, The Campaign Against Sex Robots, a campaign intended to foster the ethical debate around the de...
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Title:Sex Robots: Between The Human And The ArtificialFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2017Publisher:Bocconi University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8885486185

ISBN - 13:9788885486188

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