Dr Kate Devlin
senior lecturer in social and cultural AI, King’s College London; author, Turned On: science, sex and robots

Dr Kate Devlin is an academic and a writer. She is a senior lecturer in the department of digital humanities at King’s College London. A former archaeologist, Kate went on to do a PhD in computer science and now researches into how society interacts with, and reacts to, technological change and what we can learn from that in forecasting new and emerging tech. She works in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and is currently focusing on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality — the subject of her popular TEDx talk, Sex Robots.

Her book, Turned On: science, sex and robots will be published by Bloomsbury in October 2018. Kate is a campaigner for gender equality and is involved in national initiatives to improve opportunities for women in tech.

Follow Kate on Twitter: @drkatedevlin


Sunday 14 October, 17:30 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Automatic lovers: should we be worried about sex robots?