Ethicists are trying to ban sex robots

Paul Sakuma/APTrue Companion claims to have build the world’s first sex robot named Roxxxy. This summer, thousands of artificial intelligent researchers called for a ban on robot killers. And now in an interesting twist of fate, ethicists have started calling for a ban on robotic lovers — sex robots. Artificially intelligent (AI) sex robots that could pass for humans don’t currently exist, but the Campaign Against Sex Robots think researchers and ethicists need to get ahead of the issue before they become a reality. “Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry and the models that they — how they will look, what roles they would play — are very disturbing indeed,” Kathleen Richardson, robot anthropologist and ethicist at the De Montfort University, told the BBC.…

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