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Sex Robots

David Levy Says Artificial Intelligence Coming Soon (In Bed)

— September 19, 2009 — Naughty
Sex robots seem like something straight out of sci-fi, but AI scientist David Levy says they could be coming soon to a bed near you. “Real Dolls” and, well, blow-up dolls have been around for a long time, but now Levy says there may lie an opportunity in combining artificial intelligence with the advanced mechanical technology.

Sex robots have gotten David Levy a lot of press attention. Levy is the winner of the 2009 Loebner Prize—his winning creation was a human-like “chatbot.” The chatbot is capable of holding simple conversations and responding to human feedback. The test given to this technology, known as the Turing test, is to be able to fool a judge in a five minute text (keyboard-based) conversation. The chatbot passes if the judge can’t discern if they’re chatting with a human or a machine.

“There will be a huge amount of publicity when products like this hit the market. As soon as the media starts writing about ‘My fantastic weekend with a sex doll,’ it will be like the iPhone all over again, but the queues will be longer,” says David Levy.

So, sex robots: combining the technological advances of AI with the mechanical form to create a robot that doesn’t just respond physically, it carries on a conversation. David Levy sees a market. Creepy or the next step in escort services? Maybe both.
Trend Themes
1. AI-enabled Sex Robots - The combination of artificial intelligence and advanced mechanical technology in sex robots presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the adult entertainment industry.
2. Mainstreaming Sex Tech - The introduction of sex robots could potentially pave the way for the mainstream acceptance of sex technology, creating new opportunities for innovation and market growth.
3. Human-like Chatbot Technology - Advancements in human-like chatbot technology, as demonstrated by David Levy's winning creation, hold potential for various applications beyond the adult industry, such as customer service or mental health support.
Industry Implications
1. Adult Entertainment - AI-enabled sex robots have the potential to disrupt the adult entertainment industry by offering a more immersive and interactive experience for consumers.
2. Sex Technology - The introduction of sex robots signifies a disruptive innovation opportunity within the sex technology industry, opening doors for advancements in robotics, AI, and virtual reality.
3. Artificial Intelligence - The integration of AI technology in sex robots highlights newfound possibilities for artificial intelligence in various industries, including healthcare, education, and personal companionship.
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