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Is it wrong to have sex with Robots?

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We’re a sex-obsessed species, and now we’re building humanoid sex robots. But is there something psychologically, physically and even morally wrong in knocking boots with our metal-and-plastic creations? Dr. Kate Devlin, an expert in artificial intelligence and author of Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots tells Anna Machin about the ethical ups and downs (ahem) of turning one’s desire away from ‘alive’ partners and towards artificial intelligence. Is it wrong? Who are we hurting? Who’s benefiting? It may not be who you think. 
Guest: Dr. Kate Devlin is author of Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots
Every Monday and Thursday WHY? takes you on an adventure to the edge of knowledge, asking the questions that puzzle and perplex us, from the inner workings of the universe to the far reaches of our dreams. Follow on your favourite app so you never miss an edition.
WHY? is written and presented by Anna Machin. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Artwork by James Parrett. Music by DJ Food. Exec Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Lead Producer: Anne-Marie Luff. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. WHY? is a Podmasters Production.
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