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>> We need to talk about sex. It may be the last think you expect to hear from a robot scientist, but sex tech is now a growing market and that may be a problem. These so-called android love dolls can perform 50 sexual positions, designed to offer gratification with a mere human touch.
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For up to $15,000 even the smallest detail like nipple size can be customized.>> Lovely.>> Samantha was created by Spanish scientist Sergei Santos. Instead of silicone she's made of thermoplastic elastoma and has been fitted with artificial intelligence.>> The most interesting thing about Samantha, in my opinion, is I've tried to combine this body, this body that maybe comes from sex dolls.
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But now I've tried to given it intelligence physiologically, so now, she responds to how you interact physically with her. And I'm even thinking of third, fourth generation brains. And I'm sure that many people will join in this venture, where, basically, she will have even a moral code. So depending on what you say to her, how you say it, how much you've interacted with her physically and also verbally.
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She will change, and she will be more romantic with you, or maybe more sexual.>> It's thought dolls like Samantha could be used in sexual therapy clinics for sex offenders or for people with disabilities. But the growing market is raising complex issues. A report by the Foundation for Responsible Robotics questions the morality of sex tech.
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Will the dolls help to stop attacks on real people or just encourage users to live out their darkest fantasies. One thing the report is very clear on, when it comes to a meaningful and mutual relationship between human and robot the best a robot could do is fake it.
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>> Romantic.