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Pain in the Machine

Film by Beth Singler, DragonLight Films

Pain in the Machine (2016)

Pain is a feeling that most would describe as being unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. Why then do humans and other animals have pain, and how is it useful? Further, as robots play an ever increasing role in society do we need to consider pain in robot design, both these physical and emotional components?

First in a quartet of short documentary films made made by Dr Beth Singler, produced and directed by DragonLight Films, and with funding from the Faraday Institute, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, the Economic and Social Research Council, and ARM.

Winner of the AHRC Best Research Film Award 2017.

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