Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 234 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A super scientifical smash this week, a long awaited one at that, as Pip is joined by the phenomenal Dr Kate Devlin - master of all that is AI, computer science and areas where these meet human sexuality.
Pip’s been hinting at this for a good while, as he knew after recording that it was already one of his favourites. He KNOWS you shouldn’t have favourites. But still… Anyway, Dr Kate is a full on expert on all things artificial intelligence, software and hardware, and as you will hear on this episode - relating to her new book ‘Turned On’ - how we humans have incorporated this all into our day to day lives. A true eye opener, as Dr Kate goes into how she found the appropriate tone of the book, addressing the truth behind headlines, how the conversation can often involve the subject of sex trafficking, sex toys and robots, how taboos and societal restrictions can shape advances in sexual technology, what porn statistics can reveal about certain areas of the world, sci-fi influences on the path of invention, the current temperature of where we’re at with robots, the films Ex Machina and Her, female-orientated sex dolls and how they could be so much more, the simple art of not shaming people about their kinks and desires, how we use manners with AI (like please and thank you with Alexa), and being tech positive - like not having a go at people for spending too much time on phones. And a TON more besides. Utterly fascinating. GET HER BOOK ‘TURNED ON’ AT YOUR NEAREST CONVENIENCE!
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