In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

Hawk Eye and the problem of functional autonomy

Is it ever ok to blame a machine for a human failing? In this episode, Mike and Josh talk about the Hawk Eye controversy in the football Premiere League, and the problem of relying on machines to make decisions for us.

What makes a robot ‘female’?

Mike and Josh are joined by Dr Emily Cox-Palmer-White to discuss her research on female androids, also known as ‘gynoids’, and the different ways they are depicted in fiction and wider society.