Future

Some of the ways AI is hijacking our emotional lives

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Opinion

What happens when computers know people better than they know themselves?

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A simple experiment exposes a world of implications

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Published first in The Conversation as Sexbots, virtual friends, VR lovers: tech is changing the way we interact, and not always for the better

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Three types of artificial intimacy



If you're not up for the 12 minute read, here are the highlights

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They defy clean distinction but remain worth distinguishing

Happy Birthday to me! Image by: Rob Brooks.


One 2-hour session with a class focusses the mind

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An article Khandis Blake and I published in The Conversation

One of the first executive orders that Donald Trump signed was to reinstate the Mexico City Policy (also called the ‘global gag order’), concerning non-governmental organisations and abortion access. Donald J. Trump/Facebook

Election campaign games


A study of 27,000 mice shows that it depends on which trait you measure

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Rob Brooks

Professor. Studies links between evolution, culture, econ & tech. New book: Artificial Intimacy: Digital Lovers, Virtual Friends & Algorithmic Matchmakers.

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