Kate is an interdisciplinary, public-facing scholar at King's College London, working on the understanding of human interaction with artificial intelligence. A former archaeologist with a PhD in computer science, she crosses the boundaries of STEM and Arts & Humanities, integrating these both in her work. As part of her research she is currently the Director of Advocacy and Engagement on the UKRI Trusted Autonomous Systems Hub. This is a flagship project sitting at the centre of the £33 million Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme, funded by the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund. 

Kate's teaching focuses on the tech aspects of Digital Humanities: artificial intelligence and society, human computer interaction and design, gender and technology, and coding for complete beginners. 

Kate publishes in both academic outlets and in mainstream media and speaks widely at global industry events and summits. She regularly provides expert commentary on her research in national and international broadcast media and print/online, ranging from information and opinion on sex and technology to broader discussions on AI and ethics, responsible development, and women in tech.
 

Recent publications

Kate Devlin. “Can the academy rein in Big Tech?Times Higher Education, 17 Feb 2022. ISSN: 0049-3929

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/depth/can-academy-rein-big-tech

Kate Devlin. while (alive) {love me;} in A. Campbell (author, ed.) The Love Makers, Goldsmiths Press/The MIT Press, November 2021.
ISBN: 9781912685844 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/love-makers


Kate Devlin and Chloe Locatelli. “Guys and Dolls: the people in the robot sex business” in O. Bendel (ed.) Maschinenliebe: Liebespuppen und Sexroboter aus technischer, psychologischer und philosophischer Perspektive, Springer, October 2020, pp.79-92. ISBN: 9783658298630 https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/guys-and-dolls/18500874 


Kate Devlin. “The Ethics of the Artificial Lover” in S. Matthew Liao (ed.) The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Oxford University Press, September 2020. pp.279-301. ISBN 9780190905033 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/ethics-of-artificial-intelligence-9780190905033


Kate Devlin and Olivia Belton. “The Measure of a Woman: Fembots, Fact and Fiction” in S. Cave, K. Dihal and S. Dillon (eds.) AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines, Oxford University Press, April 2020, pp. 357-381. ISBN: 9780198846666 https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198846666.001.0001/oso-9780198846666 

Kate Devlin. “To advance AI, move slowly and fix things.” Times Higher Education, 8 Nov 2019. ISSN: 0049-3929 https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/advance-ai-move-slowly-and-fix-things

Kate Devlin. “Meet Henry the robot, the first sex robot for women” in Sunday Times, December 02, 2018. ISSN: 0956-1382 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/meet-henry-the-robot-the-first-sex-robot-for-women-ssbjcz5x7

Kate Devlin. Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots. Bloomsbury, 2018.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/turned-on-9781472950901/

Kate Devlin. “Is the fact we’re spending more time online really such a bad thing?” in Prospect, August 3, 2018. ISSN: 1359-5024. https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/science-and-technology/is-the-fact-were-spending-more-time-online-really-such-a-bad-thing