From Greek legends and philosophy to the classic sci-fi films of the 20th century robots have always captured human imagination. As a guest of the World Science Festival, Professor Rob Sparrow participated in a sold-out panel discussion on the philosophical and ethical implications of integrating robots into our daily lives.
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A Christmas coronation
On Christmas Eve, listen in to Radio National’s Nightlife to catch Dr Kathleen Neal from … Continue reading A Christmas coronation
Ethics as a source of law
Professor Rob Sparrow discusses newly developing autonomous weapons and the Martens clause, a means by which … Continue reading Ethics as a source of law
Eurovision – more than just a song contest!
Eurovision is the biggest song contest in the world and has a cult following in … Continue reading Eurovision – more than just a song contest!
The growth and implications of AI on Lateline
David Lipson speaks to SOPHIS ethicist Professor Rob Sparrow and Professor Ron Arkin, roboticist and … Continue reading The growth and implications of AI on Lateline
Social history and later love
In this interview older Australians talk about the relationships they explored later in life, as … Continue reading Social history and later love
The future of Artificial Intelligence regulation
Listen to a radio interview broadcast in Melbourne on SYN 90.7FM in which SOPHIS Professor … Continue reading The future of Artificial Intelligence regulation
Unfit for the Future: The Urgent Need for Moral Bioenhancement
Don’t miss Dr Julian Savulescu, one of the world’s leading experts in medical and practical ethics, talk about solutions for violence, global poverty and climate change through human moral bioenhancement…
Futures Forum: will my robot love me back?
What are the possibilities for meaningful relationships between robots and their owners? Professor Rob Sparrow … Continue reading Futures Forum: will my robot love me back?
Making Public Histories Seminar Program (2017)
Old Treasury Building, March – June 2017 This seminar series, now in its tenth year … Continue reading Making Public Histories Seminar Program (2017)
Translating Cultures of the Past – Student Films and Interviews
The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies staff and students, together with their colleagues at … Continue reading Translating Cultures of the Past – Student Films and Interviews
Dreaming of the Beloved – Public Lecture
Professor Constant Mews, Director of the Centre for Religious Studies, will deliver a public lecture … Continue reading Dreaming of the Beloved – Public Lecture
Ethics of new science and technology – podcast
A new podcast brings attention to the real world implications of Professor Rob Sparrow’s work tackling the ethics of new science and technology.