David Levy has announced the Malaysian authorities have asked for the Second International Conference on Love and Sex with Robots to be held somewhere other than Malaysia.
This is welcome news considering the significance of the sex trade in Malaysia. Where richer European and North American men visit to buy sex from adults and children. According to NGO estimates, in Malaysia there are 150,000 women in the sex trade and between 43-142,000 children.
We did not contact the Malaysian authorities. The Malaysian authorities have made the decision to cancel the conference as their own choice.
Listen to an interview on BBC World Service with Kathleen Richardson, David Levy, and Ian Pearson on Sex and Robots.
With Ben James.
First Broadcast 1st October 2015
Categories: Ethics of Robotics
The Campaign Against Sex Robots is a non-profit campaign that aims to challenge the reproduction of inequalities in new technologies.