White and Cold as The North Pole and The South Pole: Human Beings and Robots





Robotics, artificial intelligence, disability, sexuality.


This is a work where two scientists take us into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, this reality that traces our futuristic literary culture with our most immediate present to create solutions and raise unavoidable ethical questions. Carme Torras Genís, works at the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Computing (CSIC-UPC) where she is a research professor. She is a veteran mathematician and doctor in computer science who designs robots on a daily basis, responding to the demand of other research teams or organizations that need to use them as tools to interact with people with special needs. From the informative side of her, she is a leading science fiction novelist; Her books raise interesting ethical dilemmas related to the incorporation of artificially intelligent entities in contemporary society. Lydia Delicado-Moratalla, is a young but no less expert researcher. She is a geographer, Doctor in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Alicante, with her research she has gone from the analysis of the sexuality of black women to the current models of prostitution and pornography through humanoid robots. Her line of work revolves around the people who build and promote these AIs for profit, debating the impact it has on women as social elements of interpretation and value construction.


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Carme Torras Genís, Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC




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White and Cold as the North Pole and the South Pole