Even if you’ve read kind of “All about Sex” book and tried all existing sex positions, we bet that this article will be a real sex discovery for you.
The ‘Westworld’ TV series, recreating amusement park with androids, was remembered by movie audiences not only for visual effects and a cool script. Its main “trick” is the very idea of creating a reservation with AI robots, which guests of the park can use at their discretion, including for having sex. After all, the main purpose of the androids is to satisfy the wishes of the guests, to put it simply, they cannot refuse.
The sex industry is one of the areas in which artificial intelligence (AI) is already being applied. David Alexander, designer and developer from Mazepress, told:
“We already have sex toys with artificial intelligence that can adapt their settings based on what they know about your orgasms and the trend for realistic sex dolls has continued to grow over the past few years. Sex dolls that are increasingly being combined with AI to provide a more realistic experience.”
Last August, Abyss Creations, maker of ultra-realistic sex dolls, started selling of AI-enabled sex dolls, using as a prototype world’s first Harmony sex robot.
Today, Abyss Creations offers more than 30 female models with an average price of $ 6,500 and 11 of male sex dolls for $ 6,000- $ 6,500 each. Moreover, the customer can design his / her own unique sex doll by choosing body type, skin and eye color, as well as the shape of the genitals and nipples.
The AI sex dolls can be trained in the process of communication. A doll’s owner will be able to shape robot’s personality by talking on a certain topics.
Creating an exclusive sex doll, the customer can choose up to 6 from 20 character traits of the robot. In particular, a male doll can be kind, innocent, shy and insecure; or clever, talkative, humorous and jealous. In addition, the robot also has a system of feelings, which users influence indirectly: a doll becomes sad lacked communication for a long time.
Bella French, a former webcam model and co-founder of ManyVids.com, believes that consumers will want even more appearance variations of sex dolls in the future.
“Fetishes will become more and more extreme. For example, for a man to get aroused, he will need to see a female figure with yellow eyes, a gigantic butt with a micro tiny waist, a heart to replace the mouth, natural, small breasts, the nose of a puppy, rabbit ears, green skin with the appearance of a reptile, a super high pitch voice wearing hot pink latex gloves, 7 feet tall and more. The ability to customize your fantasy being will become very important. Every month, or even every day you will be able to completely change your boyfriend or girlfriend’s appearance without having to hurt anyone’s feeling along the way.”
At the moment, the inability to walk is one of the most the biggest drawbacks of sex robots — part of the reason is that motor function requires vast amounts of energy.
By the way, owners of sex dolls willingly share their experiences with robots. For example, the author of the Super Delux YouTube channel talks about experience of kissing with a male doll. She consider, developers should improve doll’s response to touch.
In October, Unicole Unicron, UNICULT’s “gender non-conforming Pop Star Cult Leader,” launched an IndieGoGo campaign which sought $155,000 to open “the world’s first consent-focused robot brothel.” While the campaign has closed having raised just 1% of its target, Unicron is now seeking funding from venture capitalists and intends to open the proposed brothel, Eve’s Robot Dreams, in West Hollywood in the near future.
A breakthrough in technology is occurring before our eyes, and, probably, in just a few years, AI robots will become for its owners an entire replacement of a partner. Alan Mayer, founder of Good Robot, says that even a primitive AI doll demonstrates the latest interactive capabilities.
Artificial intelligence, like any new technology, raises many issues. When it comes to its use in the sex industry, the controversy gets even hotter. First, it is not clear how sex robots would affect the human relationships. Secondly, can an android owner do whatever he wants with their sex dolls?
Could you fall in love with an AI robot? Dr. Kate Darling, a specialist in researching human interaction with the robot at MIT Media Labs, believes that a human can love a robot.
In her research “Extending Legal Protection to Social Robots: The Effects of Anthropomorphism, Empathy, and Violent Behavior Towards Robotic Objects,” she points to a number of scenarios in which social robots that look far less human than Harmony have caused emotional reactions. There was a case when a colonel of the US Army stoped a trial of an insect robot tasked with detonating land mines because he found the tests too “inhuman.” Sony Aibo robot dogs’s owners report feelings of guilt when they put their “pets” in a box.
Now you may not be ready to fall in love with a AI doll, but most likely you already have an emotional attachment to your smartphone. This is exactly what Kathleen Richardson is worried.