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Dr David Levy, a radical artificial intelligence researcher, today claimed that “it is possible” for humans and robots to have babies together in a landmark speech in London.

Addressing scores of top ethicists, sexologists and AI developers at the Third International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots, Dr Levy explained how stem cells can be manipulated to create and embed an embryo with human and robot genes.

“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 … creating an entire human baby whose embryo can be nurtured and carried through pregnancy by a mother surrogate,” he said in his final remarks.

But striking cautionary tone, Dr Levy, author of Sex and Love with Robots, said his radical conclusions could have “absolutely catastrophic” consequences for humanity.

Excuse me, but just WTF is "robot DNA?" Human genes are comprised of biological DNA. The robots I'm aware of are comprised of largely plastic and metal parts. Yes, we can now create so-called "synthetic DNA," but it's still biochemical in nature -- DNA with an additional twist so to speak. So, taking that idea down the road, who's to say that humans aren't intentionally created biological "robots?" To read more, click here.