Love + Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Levy
Narrator: James Adams
Genres: Non-Fiction, Psychology, Social Science
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: July 2010
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

From Pygmalion falling for his chiseled Galatea to Dr. Frankenstein marveling at his creature to the man-meets-machine fiction of Philip K. Dick and Michael Crichton, humans have been enthralled by the possibilities of emotional relationships with their technological creations. Synthesizing cutting-edge research in robotics with the cultural history and psychology of artificial intelligence, Love and Sex with Robots explores this fascination and its far-reaching implications. Artificial intelligence expert David Levy looks at the evolution of human interactions with their machines as technology has become more sophisticated and cultural attitudes toward love and sex have changed over the years. His shocking yet persuasive argument is that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will soon become the objects of real companionship and human desire.

Author Details

Author Details

Levy, David

David Levy is an internationally recognized expert on artificial intelligence. He is president of the International Com-puter Games Association and in 1997 led the team that won the Loebner Prize--the world championship for conversational computer software. In 2006 he became the first person ever to present papers on intimate relationships with robotic partners at an international conference. He is also the author of "Robots Unlimited." Levy lives in London with his wife, Christine, and their cat.