It’s absolutely vital that you don’t cross a line into entrapment which will foil any potential prosecution”, he said.
That’s not to say I don’t think Negobot shouldn’t be used at all.
Since I’ve started tracking the story of sexual computing I’ve received many emails and countless tweets stating that while developers and engineers may be working on sexbots and other sexual technologies, no “normal” person would ever use such tech in their sex life. While this survey was conducted with a fairly large sampling size of 1,100 people, it did not specifically ask respondents what they were using their smartphones for while having sex.
Nearly 20 percent of young adult smartphone owners in the U. between the ages of 18 and 34 use their smartphones during sex, and nearly 1 in ten U. Theoretically the smartphone use could have been for anything from checking texts, to taking pictures and recording videos, to referencing Kama Sutra guides.
This is where it gets interesting, because while most people would say the use of a smart vibrator (which is essentially a “dumb” robot) would not constitute cheating, the You Gov/Huffington Post survey revealed 42% of respondents said sex with a robot be cheating (while 31% said it wouldn’t, and 26% were not sure).
To put that another way: Sex with a vibrator = not cheating.
And it will be those sexbots that can quantify and understand our needs and desires that will raise the most interesting human quandary of sex with tech: not mechanics, but ethics.
Specifically, does sex with a robot that can understand our physical needs constitute cheating?Negobot is a clever, indeed ingenious, use of software.The skill at which the programmers have enabled it to accurately mimic a 14-year-old girl approaches a work of art. It knows the latest adolescent slang and pop references.A group of researchers in Spain have successfully coded software that mimics the language and attitude of a 14-year-old girl.The software, officially called Negobot–but now colloquially referred to as a “Virtual Lolita”–appears to be the first AI that accurately mimics an adolescent.As Jillian Scharr writes for Tech News Daily: The bot — which can speak multiple languages thanks to translation technology — is also programmed to act in a manner that could be considered vulnerable, trusting and naïve.