Techshow faculty president Adriana Linares kicked off the session by announcing the winners of the Tech for Justice Hackathon Veterans event.
First place and ,500 went to Carry On, a project to help victims of military sexual trauma.
Kathleen Richardson, a senior research fellow in the ethics of robotics at De Montfort University, started the Campaign Against Sex Robots."I want people to stop thinking about the word 'robot' and think about the word 'property', and what we're being encouraged to do is have relationships with property," she told the ABC's Lateline program.She argues that not only are sex robots "dehumanising and isolating", they are also inherently sexist."While we live in a world which still considers women as property, then it's not too much of a stretch of the imagination to start creating property that looks like women and then encouraging people to have the same sort of relationships."Dr Richardson is concerned that there is a strange complacency when it comes to sex robots."Let me put this way: If we were to create a robot that looked like an 18th century slave, there would be horror."But we can look upon women as these over-sexualised images in pornography and in prostitution and it doesn't raise an eyebrow."And the reason why it doesn't raise an eyebrow is because people still think that is socially acceptable to view women as nothing more than a sexual object."Sex robots will be a topic of serious discussion next month at the Second International Congress of Love and Sex with Robots at the University of London.She's a proud New Jersey native and Boston College graduate. She's a proud New Jersey native and Boston College graduate.The traditional Saturday morning plenary session of ABA Techshow served as a wrap-up of activities that took place during the preceding three days, and underscored the main themes of the conference.The service features a chatbot, a system of alerts, forums and real-time chat to connect victims with services and provide them with resources on how to file a report, get help or learn about their symptoms.
Taking home second prize and ,500 was Veterans Will Center, an interactive estate-planning checkup service to determine what probate documents a veteran should have and where to go to get the documents generated free of charge or at a low price.Persona has released a Christian Grey chatbot that you can literally talk to on Facebook Messenger — like, right now.All you have to do is click here and type out your message, and the bot replies instantly.In China, a realistic smartphone chat bot called Xiaoice is already a reality, with millions of users logging on for hours to speak to the lifelike female artificial intelligence.“Fifty Shades Darker” is officially out in theaters, and you know what that means: Groups of thirsty AF girls will gather into theaters across America, disguising their animalistic desires to watch soft-core porn on the big screen as a “fun gal’s night out! Which is why this Christian Grey Facebook Messenger chatbot is AMAZING.Cybersecurity experts will debate the ethics of a future in which fully fledged walking and talking androids will take over menial tasks in the home, act as companions, and yield to our sexual fantasies.