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Original Essays | September 17, 2014 10 comments
My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
David LevyDescribe your latest project.
The book is really described by its title, Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships. I explain exactly why I am convinced that, within the next few decades, many people will be falling in love with robots, having sex with robots, and even marrying robots. My arguments are based on researching literally hundreds of publications on robotics, psychology, sexology, human-computer interaction, and other related subjects.
When I have something to say that I believe to be interesting I want to disseminate it to as many people as possible.
Describe your favorite childhood teacher and how that teacher influenced you.
Have you ever taken the Geek Test? How did you rate?
Chess or video games?
What do you do for relaxation?
What's your favorite Blog right now?
What was your favorite book as a kid?
What new technology do you think may actually have the potential for making people's lives better?
If you could be reincarnated for one day to live the life of any scientist or writer, who would you choose and why?
What was your best subject in high school? Your worst?
What are some of the things you'd like your computer to do that it cannot now do?
(b) Compose music in any style I wish, based on a melody or theme that I input. For example, I would like to be able to ask for a Chopin nocturne based on the tune of "God Save the Queen," as played by Evgeny Kissin.
Describe the best museum of science and/or industry you've ever visited and what made it great.
By the end of your life, where do you think humankind will be in terms of new science and technological advancement?
Which country do you believe currently leads the world in science and technology? In ten years?
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David Levy is an internationally recognized expert on artificial intelligence. He is president of the International Computer 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.