Amber has pushed the limits with sex dolls. She got an exact replica of herself, down to every detailed, created for her own pleasure. Hot, weird, narcissistic, who cares?! Granted we would have chosen to go with a slightly hotter sex doll, but the fact that she married herself is pretty damn cool.
Author David Levy has worked in the field of Artificial Intelligence since graduating from St. Andrews University, Scotland, in 1967, and is the author of the book, Robots Unlimited: Life in a Virtual Age. Read his recent interview here . The trend of robotics research and development, from industrial robots to service robots to companion […]
There has been much talk recently of robots and ethics—well, in particular—sex with robots and ethics. And beyond ethics, as robots become more life-like, legal issues.
As it is right now, we don’t have real “sex robots” so there’s really no ethical or legal questions to answer. But, with the exponential acceleration of technology, human-like robots will emerge soon enough.
What people do now to their own beautiful, silicone dolls is their own business, as it should be. But at what point along the evolution of robots do we start applying human laws of protection to them? An absurd thought? I don’t think so.
Roboticists recently held a meeting in Genoa, put on by the European Robotics Research Network (Euron), in which they examined potential problems that could arise as robots become smarter. Among the comments: