AI expert, Dr. David Levy, explains how the information of genetics in cells can be manipulated. A new breed of AI ‘Sex Robots’ will soon be able to give birth using genetic engineering resulting in a new ‘hybrid species’ from skins cells. AI expert, Dr. David Levy, explains how the information of genetics in cells can be manipulated in order to create a bay with human and robot DNA.
In Levy’s groundbreaking keynote speech at the Third International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots, he explains how the huge advancements in cell biology and bio-robotics have evolved to an amazing conclusion in transhumanism. Levy, who is also the author of ‘Love and Sex with Robots’, argues that it is “possible” for robots and humans to make offspring given the recent progress in stem cell research and artificial chromosomes.”
In Levy’s groundbreaking keynote speech he explains how the huge advancements in cell biology and bio-robotics have evolved to an amazing conclusion.
The Daily Star reports: Ahead of his speech, Daily Star Online can exclusively reveal extracts of his radical research paper, titled “Can Robots and Babies Make Humans Together?” In his conclusions, Dr Levy, author of Love and Sex with Robots, will argue that “it is possible” for humans and robots to make babies given “recent progress in stem cell research and artificial chromosomes” through pregnancy by a mother surrogate,” he will conclude.
“This is how I believe it will be possible, within the foreseeable future, for humans and robots to make babies together. ”In his final remarks, Dr Levy will ask: “Will this happen in my lifetime?” His theory is that “given the phenomenal rate of discovery and progress in the fields of cell biology and nanotechnology”, the prospect of human-robot hybrid babies “is an odds-on cert” within the next 100 years.
Dr Levy will say these advancements would not be possible without the biological breakthroughs of scientists throughout the past century. Since the dawn of humanity, Dr Levy will say, sexual intercourse between a man and a woman was universally accepted as the only method by which a child could be conceived and born. But that changed in July 25th, 1979, when Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby”, was born after conception by in vitro fertilisation, commonly known as IVF.
“With the advent of IVF, science rewrote the conception rule book and provided the impetus for researchers to investigate possible alternative means of human reproduction,” Dr Levy, an international chess master, will say.Equally important was the research of British embryologist John Gurdon, whose experiments on frogs proved the make-up of stem cells could be altered, overturning a “a fundamental belief in biology”.Stem cells, found in embryos, are a special type of cell that can grow into any type of cell found in the body.
Until Gurdon’s experiments 1962, it was believed stem cells lost the ability to change into other cells once they had “specialized”. But Gurdon proved that “every cell in the body still contained all that genetic information” – a major breakthrough that allowed him to “clone” a frog and subsequently a sheep, famously named Dolly.
Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka, co-winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize, made further advancements in stem cell research by reprogramming mature cells into immature cells. In April 2016, Stanford University and the Valencia Infertility Institute announced a project in which human sperm, with tails, were created from skin cells. In September 2016, researchers led by Tony Perry at the University of Bath reported that they had discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg. This research allowed Dr Levy to conclude that a baby can be conceived without IVF treatment or sexual intercourse.
In terms of robot genetics, Dr Levy will cite the research of a South Korean team lead by Jong-Hwan Kim, a pioneer in the fields of Ubiquitous Robotics. Kim and his team created the world’s first robotic chromosomes – a set of computerized DNA codes for creating artificial creatures that can have their own personality. This virtual DNA could be injected into skin cells through TNT, thereby passing on its genetics to offspring, he will say. Dr David Levy is speaking at the Third International Conress on Love and Sex with Robots on December 20, 2017.