Kate Devlin is an academic and a writer. She is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural AI in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. A former archaeologist, with a PhD in computer science, Kate researches into how society interacts with and reacts to technological change and what we can learn from that in forecasting new and emerging tech, particularly our relationships with machines. She is best known for her work on human sexuality and robotics and was co-chair of the annual Love and Sex With Robots convention in 2016 held in London and was founder of the UK’s first ever sex tech hackathon held in 2016 at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her book, “Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots” (Bloomsbury, 2018) has received wide critical acclaim. Devlin was named one of London’s most influential people 2017 by the Progress 1000, London Evening Standard.