Keynote Speaker: Matt McMullen, CEO of Realbotix
Topic: “Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Intimacy: A new Alternative form of relationship”
Short Bio: Matt McMullen, CEO of Realbotix, is the artist and design director for the company, and brought the core Realbotix team together. He started Abyss Creations, the manufacturer of Realdoll, out of his garage in 1997. For the past 20 years he has been creating “The World’s Finest Love Dolls”, as well as undertaking multiple custom projects along the way. McMullen’s dolls have popped up on more than 20 television shows and also co-starred in 10 films. Now, he focuses on integrating cutting edge technology with silicone doll artistry and believes that AI driven robots can become companions and partners to human beings, and can connect with us in ways that are often overlooked when considering these technologies.
Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Malcolm
Jeremy Malcolm is Executive Director of Prostasia Foundation, a child protection nonprofit. Prior to that he was Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he worked on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, intermediary liability, net neutrality, Internet governance, and trade. Previously he worked at Consumers International coordinating its global program Consumers in the Digital Age. Jeremy graduated with degrees in Law (with Honors) and Commerce in 1995 from Murdoch University, and completed his PhD thesis at the same University in 2008 on the topic of Internet governance. Jeremy’s background is as an information technology and intellectual property lawyer and IT consultant. He is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (1995), High Court of Australia (1996) and Appellate Division of New York (2009). He is a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum.
Keynote Speaker: David Levy
Topic: “Some Aspects of Human Consent to Sex with Robots”