You may note that this is the same claim that has been used for many years to defend all types pf pornography, and the use of more “traditional” sex dolls.Yet — as everyone knows — the sex trade has continued to expand exponentially, and sex-trafficking has become an international crisis of some urgency.How should this AI be presented so that it is consistent with the norms and values of modern society?
Something that many, many women have fought against over many, many years.
I suppose the question is, in taking some technological steps forward, do we not run the risk of taking many societal steps back?
Watching the documentary, it felt as though the makers of “Harmony” (a talking, interactive love doll) were trying to create something as close to a female as possible, without any of the unattractive characteristics of a real woman: extra body weight, wit…resistance.
These are the women that will never say no, always look fabulous, and never ever mount a challenge.
Empathy, they argue, being something that requires the experience of a relationship.
The blame for the erosion of this critical human instinct does not sit uniquely with sex robots, but is also connected to the kinds of video games that reward the killing of prostitutes (i.e.
But while some of ELIZA's "patients" took it for human, there were limits to the power of its engagement.
Nearly 50 years later, thousands -- maybe millions -- of chatbots populate the internet.
The fact her program is sexual is not, on its own, hugely problematic.
She only really becomes troubling when you consider three factors combined: her (convincing) submissive and sexual AI “mind”, her (convincing) anatomically correct, single-purpose robotic body, and — perhaps most relevantly — the attitude of her “users”, who actively and deliberately seek to conceive of her as a real human.
In other words, is this really a sex aid for men whom women dislike?