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Manchester Cathedral

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Social robots are on the rise. They're designed to interact with humans, learn from us, and combat our loneliness. These robots are presented as able to be our friends, companions, and even partners. Can they truly tackle loneliness, though? Or, given that they are machines rather than persons, do they risk making people feel lonelier than ever?

In this interactive event, hosted by Dr Scott Midson (Lincoln Theological Institute, University of Manchester), a panel of experts from different fields will discuss some of the priorities and risks of social robots. You will have chance to ask the panel your questions and to participate in the debate.

The panel will be comprised of:


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This event is organised as part of Living with and Loving Machines, a research project exploring how and why we might love machines, as well as investigating the ways they might 'love' us back.

If you have any queries, or for further details, contact scott.midson@manchester.ac.uk.

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