AISB 2019

I’m spending the week at the Society for Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) 2019 conference. Will be tweeting as I go on @davidburden with tag @aisb2019 and will post a summary at the end. Keynote from Kathleen Richardson on Sex Robots was great, and behind the attention grabbing title were some interesting thoughts around anthropological theories applied to our relationship to robots and virtual humans, notably egocentric “I” theories, networked “We” theories, theories of attachment, power dynamics, prostitution and slavery. We touch on the notion of virtual humans and a new form of slavery in the book and it’s a topic which would be interesting to explore further.