Kate Devlin
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence

Kate Devlin is an academic and a writer. She is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence at King’s College London.. Having begun her career as an archaeologist before moving into computer science, Devlin's research is in the fields of investigates how people interact with and react to technology in order to understand how emerging and future technologies will affect us and the society in which we live.

A few years ago, Kate began to explore the particular ways in which sex, gender and sexuality might be incorporated into cognitive systems such as sexual companion robots; since then she has become a driving force in the field of intimacy and technology. In short, Kate has become the face of sex robots – quite literally in the case of one mis-captioned tabloid photograph. . Her popular-science book, “Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots” was published by Bloomsbury in 2018.

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