Love and Sex with Robots

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Love, marriage, and sex with robots? Not in a million years? Maybe a whole lot sooner!A leading expert in artificial intelligence, David Levy argues that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will soon become the objects of real companionship and human desire. He shows how automata have evolved and how human interactions with technology have changed over the years. Levy explores many aspects of human relationships—the reasons we fall in love, why we form emotional attachments to animals and virtual pets, and why these same attachments could extend to love for robots. Levy also examines how society's ideas about what constitutes normal sex have changed—and will continue to change—as sexual technology becomes increasingly sophisticated. Shocking, eye-opening, provocative, and utterly convincing, Love and Sex with Robots is compelling reading for anyone with an open mind.

Robotics expert Dr Sergi Santos and his partner of 16 years, Maritsa Kissamitaki, are the brains behind 'Samantha', an artificial intelligence-driven love doll that he says is capable of enjoying sex. Genevieve Liveley, professor at the University of Bristol, mapped out two opposing views: David Levy, author of the 2007 best-seller Love and Sex With Robots has argued that by using sex robots, "many who would otherwise have become social misfits, social outcasts, or even worse, will instead be better-balanced human beings." But British professor Kathleen Richardson, a co-founder of the ... In his seminal book "Love and Sex with Robots", David Levy (Love and sex with robots: the evolution of human-robot relations, Harper, New York, 2007) predicted that intimate human-robot relationships will be normalized by 2050. So far, only a very small number of early adopters of love and sex robots has experienced these kinds of relationships. Our sex robot doll is lifelike and provides a more realistic, personal and enjoyable experience than with typical sex dolls.

Using examples drawn from around the world, David Levy argues that, once we have conditioned ourselves to feel affection for animate creations, the next logical step is physical intimacy ... Robot sex already exists, sort of, in the form of sex dolls — generally slim, big-breasted females with pliable "cyberskin" and a fake heartbeat that increases as the doll mimics arousal ... Love And Sex With Robots. Watch later.