Campaigners are arguing on the pros and cons of sex robots since artificial intelligence suggested these prototypes should be created at the beginning of the week. Researchers in Ethics of Robotics are highly displeased with the changes that the new AI models could determine within society; hence their most recent attempts to ban sex robots’ production.
Debates on artificial intelligence have got quite ardent with physicists like Stephen Hawking claiming the invention of human-like robots will bring humanity’s end. In spite of the salutary projects that developers are introducing, scientists think world’s political leaders will be tempted to use AI robots in wars instead of rescue missions.
Recently, tech developing companies think human-like robots can be used to satisfy the sexual and social needs of human beings. As expected, the news has been harshly contested, considering the negative effects that such prototypes could have on the social status of women and children.
University Professor, Dr. Kathleen Richardson from the department of Ethics of Robotics within the De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, is one of the strongest contestants of sexual robots. She believes humans will change their social conduct once they begin developing relationships with AI bots instead of real humans.
Additionally, the social status of women, children, and transsexuals will be furthermore stained by sexual robots. People will be tempted to disregard these categories, based on their new robotic representations.
Producers of sexual robots, on the other hand, claim such invention could solve some of society’s problems. They could reduce pedophilia and prostitution because mentally deranged individuals will use the bots as replacements for their victims.
Developers deny that sexual robots will lead to robophilia because only elderly and lonely people will use them to ward off loneliness. Yet, researchers believe the invention of sexual robots will favor prostitution by giving users the possibility to satisfy more sexual fetishes. In their opinion, sex robots represent improved versions of sex dolls and increasingly more people will be tempted to use them.
Companies have already developed the first sexual bots that are capable of physically interacting with their owners and carry out humanlike conversations. These prototypes are called Roxxxy and Rocky. They were developed by New Jersey-based company, True Companion and they each cost approximately $7000.
Will sex robots bring any real benefits to society? Will they stimulate abnormal sexual behavior or, on the contrary, cure pedophilia and other similar affections?
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