Dr. David Levy, a world leading artificial intelligence researcher, will explain how the genetic information of cells can be manipulated to create a baby with human and robot DNA in his key note speech at the Third International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots.
Speaking at the conference in London on Wednesday, December 20, Dr Levy will explain how advancements in cell biology and bio robotics have led to his extraordinary conclusion.
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”.
His speech will draw heavily on research in the fields of stem cells, bio nanotechnology and robot genetics.
Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed a nanotechnology-based chip that can successfully inject genetic code into skin cells, Dr Levy will say.
In the future, scientists will be able to use this chip process, called “tissue nano transfection” (TNT), to allow “the genetic code of a robot to be passed on to its offspring along with human genetic code”, he will say.
This genetic code can be injected into skin cells that are capable of being turned into embryos and sperm – rendering sexual intercourse and IVF redundant, he will say.
“Suddenly the very real possibility has appeared on the horizon of the robots of the future manipulating human skin cells to create human sperm and human eggs, and from them, using the Ohio discovery of TNT as the basis, creating an entire human baby whose embryo can be nurtured and carried 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.