|09:00 - 9:30||Registration|
|09:30 - 11:00||Paper Session 1|
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee Break|
|11:30 - 12:15||Keynote Speech 1 - Dr Kate Devlin|
|12:15 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:15||Keynote Speech 2 - Dr Genevieve Liveley|
|14:15 - 15:45||Paper Session 2|
|15:45 - 16:15||Coffee Break|
|16:15 - 17:30||Panel Session: What is the Future of Robotic Sex?
Panelists: Adrian David Cheok, Kate Devlin, David Levy, Genevieve Liveley, Eleanor Hancock.
Panel Talk - Eleanor Hancock
Screening of short film - Gadget
|10:00 - 11:30||Paper Session 3|
|11:30 - 12:00||Coffee Break|
|12:00 - 13:30||Paper Session 4|
|13:30 - 14:45||Lunch|
|14:45 - 15:30||Keynote Speech 3 - Dr David Levy|
|15:30 - 16:00||Closing|
Bio: David Levy graduated from St. Andrews University, Scotland, in 1967. His first passion was chess - he twice won the Scottish Chess Championship and was awarded the International Master title by FIDE, the World Chess Federation. In 1977 he started working in applied Artificial Intelligence. In 1997 and 2009 he led the winning teams in the Loebner Prize competition for human-computer conversation. His fiftieth book, Love and Sex with Robots, was published in November 2007, shortly after he was awarded a PhD by the University of Maastricht for his thesis entitled Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners. David is President of the International Computer Games Association. He is also CEO of the London based company Intelligent Toys Ltd and Chairman of Retro Computers Ltd. His hobbies include classical music and playing poker.
Dr Kate Devlin is Senior Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. With a background in archaeology, and a subsequent PhD in computer science, Kate is interested in human responses to technological change. She works in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), focusing on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality, and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems. Kate is a campaigner for gender equality and is involved in national initiatives to improve opportunities for women in tech.
Dr Genevieve Liveley is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol. Her particular research interests focus around antiquity's ongoing influence upon post-modernity, especially in the ways that ancient myths and narratives shape our attitudes to gender and sexuality. Her publications include books and articles on sex robots in the ancient world, chaos theory in classics, and cyborgs both ancient and modern.
Eleanor Hancock is a Masters student at the University of Liverpool, currently researching the effects of technology on the sex industry and how this may translate robot ethics. She has also spent the last two years researching the lives of women working in the North-West sex industry and is currently writing a book documenting the lives of women working at a Liverpool-based escort agency.