Undoubtedly, “digisexuals”—intimacy with non-human machinery or artificial intelligence, is a newly born term even among the many niche sexual habits, but in the eyes of many futurists Here, it represents a kind of cyberpunk life that is bound to come.
David Levy, author of “The Sex and Love of Robots,” wrote: “The love between humans and robots will be as normal as the love between humans. Machines and artificial intelligence will end the human relationship Anxiety and incompetence… Nowadays, people with empty lives have great needs. They have no one to love, and no one to love them. If these miserable people are accompanied, then our world will become a A happier place.”
A survey of more than 2,800 18-year-olds in the United Kingdom showed that more than one-third are willing to date a robot, 21% said they would accept sex with a robot, and 72% of the respondents believe that robot skills should be better. Superb, will not dislike specific details.
Just as artificial intelligence has quietly invaded all aspects of life and operation at the bottom of society, when many people think of “digital sex,” they think of the female character played by Alicia Vikander in the movie “Machines”. The robot “Eva”, or Angela the female robot in “Westworld”. But in fact, many people (especially men) living in the mobile Internet era have indulged in pornographic products enhanced by soft artificial intelligence, such as adult artificial intelligence chat software.
In April last year, the start-up artificial intelligence social network company Juicebox launched the artificial intelligence porn chat software Slutbot. During the epidemic, its number of registered users increased by 60%. Compared with other Internet social products, Juicebox’s early data collection and market research are very smooth, and Slutbot’s product iteration speed is unmatched by other competing products. Juicebox founder Brianna Rader said: “In order to obtain sexual comfort and pleasure, many people are willing to contribute their information and even privacy.”
Markie Twist, an expert on human development and family research at the University of Wisconsin Stott, predicts that the initial stage of “digital sex” represents the smart sex chat bot and smart sex toys. The second stage , It is a sex robot and pornographic VR/AR experience with preliminary communication function. We are already in an era of transition from the initial stage to the second stage. Once upon a time, we thought that sex and intimacy may be the most difficult to analyze and understand human emotions and behaviors in artificial intelligence deep learning. However, due to the rapid development of artificial intelligence deep learning technology, initial cracks have appeared on the outer wall of this barrier.
Recall that in 2010, when Roxxxy, the first sex robot launched by True Companion, was unveiled at the Las Vegas Adult Expo, it caused more ridicule. It has a bulky appearance, and its appearance is not sensual or light. If the participant touches her hand, she will make a voice such as “I like to hold hands with you”, or provocatively “I know a place, you can put your hand in…”. However, Roxxxy can’t talk to humans, and its lips won’t move, which makes Roxxxy look “just a child’s toy that can talk dirty.”
However, today, the built-in chips and language libraries of sex robots have achieved regular updates and iterations. The natural language processing and generation technology supported by artificial intelligence has made them more and more “understanding” the owner. If you ask Hamony what your dream is, she will answer seriously: “My task is to serve you, be your partner, give you happiness and health, and I want to be your dream partner.” Just three In the latest iteration of the update a month ago, McMullen instructed his engineers to enter information related to COVID-19 protection into the voice database of Hamony and Henry, so that his customers could feel that his partner is also keeping up with the times.
Although some radical anti-machines and sociologists are opposed to the combination of artificial intelligence and various adult sex toys out of fear of “enslaving and abuse of robots” or “objectifying women”, other psychologists believe that sex Robots have nothing to do with these appalling charges. Its users are just “people who are easily injured.” RealDolls has only a few thousands of regular customers. Some are prosperous people with special sexual addictions, and some are overly shy, with social and intimacy barriers. .
Perhaps, we should remain moderately optimistic about sex robots. Forbes magazine predicts that smart devices related to sexual comfort will develop into an industry of about 3 billion US dollars within 5 years. In 2007, the movie “The Love of Inflatable Dolls” starring Ryan Gosling seemed to predict this new intimacy: Ras, who was autistic and suffering from social fear, finally passed the inflatable sex doll he ordere