Public Engagement and Media

London Thinks – Waiting for GlaDOS: What Could Sentient Machines Mean for Humanity? Conway Hall Ethical Society with cience writer, broadcaster and geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford, Prof Alan Winfield & Dr Blay Whitby – 16 July 2015

Newsnight (BBC2 TV) feature on space robots, Philae and Rosetta exploring the anthropomorphism of machines – 15 June 2015

Gender, Sex and Relational Robots talk at the London Science Museum, “Lates” debates – 24tJune 2015

Can Robots Save Us? Talk at the the London Science Museum for the launch of UK RAS Robotics Network 24 June 2015

Gender and Robots, The Current, CBC, With Piya Chattopadhyay, First broadcast 24th April 2015.

Newsnight (BBC2) AI as a threat to humanity debate with Nick Bostrom (Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford) – 2 December 2015

June 2012 Panel speak on Robot World – A Meeting with your Alternate Double. Part of Open City Docs Festival (Jun 22)

December 2012 London Science Museum Public Engagement Talk “The Rise of Robot Children” organised by the London Science Museum (Dec 10)

October 2011 Artificial Intelligence, Bionics and Consciousness. Organised as a joint project between the Manchester Science Festival and The Manchester Salon. Debate with Professor Kevin Warwick and Professor Raymond Tallis. (Oct 25)

February 2011 UCL Lunch Time Lectures: Will Robots Take Over the World? Available on youtube (Feb 24)

January 2011 Start the Week with Andrew Marr Radio 4 (invited guest) Available BBC Radio 4 Iplayer. (Broadcast Jan 24).

September 2010. It’s only a theory. BBC4. invited guest). With Comedians Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter.  (Broadcast September 28 at 19:30).

October 2008 Session organizer Facebook, Friendship and Social Interaction. Cambridge University’s Arts, Humanities and Social Science Festival, (Oct 25)           

April 2007 Panel Discussant on Robot Rights with leading experts in robotics, Dana Centre, London Science Museum (Apr)

May 2006 Director “The Cambridge Robot Project.” (May 2006) which included producing the play Rossum’s Universal Robots, film shows and panel discussions 


Educational and Science Media Writing (Selected) 

October 2011 – “Rise of the Machines” The Independent Blogs  (Oct)            

June 2011 – “Are Friends Electric” Cover story. Times Higher Educational Supplement (Jun)

October 2010 – “Face Values.” Times Higher Educational Supplement (Oct) 2010.

February 2009 – “Overnetworked? Facebook and Friends” Cambridge Alumni  Magazine (Feb)

February 2007 – “My Friend the Robot.” The Times Higher Educational Supplement (Feb 26)

February – “Robots Will Be Our Friends?” The New Scientist (Feb 24)

June – “Let’s Play Together Nicely Shall We?” The Times Higher Educational Supplement (Jun 24)

Outreach Work (Selected)

Toy robots and vacuuming robots visit a Nottingham School, Nottingham Evening Post


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