Humans are really fucked up
- Billions are being spent by the military to develop Terminators to kill millions of people, but "ethicists" are worried about businesses selling robots for sex.
(Daily Mail) - A leading robot ethicist has warned that 'sexbots' could seriously damage human relationships.
Experts hope to use artificial intelligence to create lifelike machines that can talk and have sex like a human.
However, Dr Kathleen Richardson told the BBC the technology is 'unnecessary and undesirable'.
'Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry and the models that they draw on - how they will look, what roles they would play - are very disturbing indeed,' she told the BBC.
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She believes that they reinforce traditional stereotypes of women and the view that a relationship need be nothing more than physical.
'We think that the creation of such robots will contribute to detrimental relationships between men and women, adults and children, men and men and women and women,' she said.
Dr Richardson, a robot ethicist at De Montfort University in Leicester, wants to raise awareness of the issue and persuade those developing sex robots to rethink how their technology is used.
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Scarlett Johansson sex droid.
Previously experts have warned that human relationships with robots are set to become commonplace.
A sex scene between a man and a robot in Channel 4 thriller Humans may have shocked audiences, but sex between humans and machines may soon become the norm.
As humans spend more time in virtual realities - including online gaming and social media - intimate relationships with androids might even improve our mental health, according to academic Dr Helen Driscoll, a sex psychologist.
'As virtual reality becomes more realistic and immersive and is able to mimic and even improve on the experience of sex with a human partner, it is conceivable that some will choose this in preference to sex with a less than perfect human being,' said Dr Driscoll.
In addition to having physical relationships with machines, advances in artificial intelligence could enable machines or even computer programs to become realistic enough to fall in love with.
Recent studies have shown that young Japanese people are already avoiding sex and intimate relationships, with half of Japanese adults saying they no longer have sex.
And earlier in August, a Chinese 'girlfriend app' called Xiaoice was reported to be keeping thousands of heartbroken people company.
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