Margaret Boden
Research Professor, University of Sussex

Margaret Boden is research professor of cognitive science at University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the British Academy, and of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Her latest book is AI: Its Nature and Future (2016).

Written by Margaret Boden

Chief priest Bungen Oi holds a robot AIBO dog prior to its funeral ceremony at the Kofukuji temple in Isumi, Japan, on 26 April 2018. Photo by Nicolas Datiche /AFP/Getty

Automation and robotics
Robot says: Whatever

What stands in the way of all-powerful AI isn’t a lack of smarts: it’s that computers can’t have needs, cravings or desires

Margaret Boden