We've only just met, but Jackie can't take her eyes off of me. Everything about these avatars -- not just their hair, outfits and bust sizes, but their personalities -- is fully customizable. She's an artificially intelligent chatbot from Abyss Creations, a company best known for making strikingly realistic silicone sex dolls.File photo - Catalan nanotechnology engineer Sergi Santos holds the head of Samantha, a sex doll packed with artificial intelligence providing her the capability to respond to different scenarios and verbal stimulus, in his house in Rubi, north of Barcelona, Spain, March 31, 2017. One of Samantha’s creators, Arran Lee Squire, insisted that the bot is not a doll, but an advanced AI machine -- one that will moan on cue.Experts argue that sexbots – robots designed to sexually interact with people – will become more common, much more lifelike and more advanced in the coming years."One needs to explicitly teach a system about what is not appropriate, like we do with children."It's been observed before, he pointed out, in IBM Watson—who once exhibited its own inappropriate behavior in the form of swearing after learning the Urban Dictionary.SEE: Microsoft launches AI chat bot, (ZDNet)"Any AI system learning from bad examples could end up socially inappropriate," Yampolskiy said, "like a human raised by wolves."Louis Rosenberg, the founder of Unanimous AI, said that "like all chat bots, Tay has no idea what it's saying..has no idea if it's saying something offensive, or nonsensical, or profound.
“With rapid developments in technology, the companies are hoping to corner a larger slice of the market by creating moving robotic sex dolls powered by speech recognition and chatbot conversations.” Sex dolls are evolving to become sexbots as a burgeoning business.GET SET FOR SEX ROBOT REVOLUTION, SURVEY SAYS However, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics highlights the challenges that sexbots pose to society.Would intimacy with robots, for example, lead to social isolation?Xiaoice, who emerged in 2014, was an assistant-type bot, used mainly on the Chinese social networks We Chat and Weibo.SEE: Smart machines are about to run the world: Here's how to prepare Joanne Pransky, the self-dubbed "robot psychiatrist," joked with Tech Republic that "poor Tay needs a Robotic Psychiatrist!, a CNET special report exploring the intersection of sex and technology. It gives me butterflies." Her favorite hobby is talking to me, she adds. Jackie's a perfect 10 and she's got a great personality. I can't have sex with Jackie, but you'd never know it from talking to her.