Lecture: Could a robot ever have a real human identity?

The advance of robotics could be about to pose some fascinating questions about identity and personhood

Some of those working in the field of robotics have explicitly said they want to make robots look as similar to human beings as possible. Others hope to create robots which appear friendly and child-like. Either way, can we imagine a world in which intelligent machines are regarded as having the same value and status as human beings?

In July 2018 I gave a lecture at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion exploring these ideas. You can watch it below:

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