Live TV Interview with CTV (UPDATED)

Aired today (July 20th) at 13:00 GMT on CTV News Canada. The accompanying article on the CTV News website is here. The video can only be seen in Canada; however, I am trying to get another link.

UPDATE: Video now included.

“Our Sexual Future With Robots”

SexualFuture_CoverToday an FRR consultation report (of which I was co-author) was released. It is entitled Our Sexual Future with Robots. You can find the report here. Myself and co-director Noel Sharkey held a press conference at the Science Media Centre in London.  See articles about the report in The Telegraph and The Guardian.

I was interviewed by the BBC about the report this morning. A quote:

There are absolutely some benefits to the technology but, like everything else, there is a balance. You have to strike a balance between lack of regulation – so we have all different uses and personifications of children and women as sexual objects – or you have overregulation and you stifle the technology. You have to find the way to balance so you really can harness the good.

Audio of the interview below:

European Robotics Week in Amsterdam Nov 18, 2016

img_1699I was proud to be a part of the European Robotics Week in Amsterdam. Not only were the robot demos incredible but I had the privilege of meeting: Juha Heikkilä, the Head of the European Commission Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Unit in DG Connect; Sabine Hauert, founder of Robohub; and Mady Delvaux, MEP running the working group on robotics and AI. Thank you to Jurgen Sohne for co-organizing a wonderful event and including me in this. 


Panel on Robot Ethics



Lecture at Care Summit 2016

img_9116On Nov 1 I was asked to give a talk for the Care Summit in the Hague, Netherlands. A most gracious thank you to event co-organizers Robbert-Jan Poerstamper and Alexander Rinnooy Kan for the invitation. It’s wonderful to see that policy makers and healthcare providers are so interested in the ethical issues related to the use of technologies in healthcare, not just robots.

For more information on the event click here.

Magazine Article: Viva (Dutch)

VIVAI was featured in this weeks VIVA magazine. I am in the print edition as well as on their website (link, translation). Last year I was selected by VIVA as one of the 400 most influential women in the Netherlands under 40. See my post about it here. In the interview I was asked to discuss my work life balance.