AI sex dolls are on their way, with potentially sinister social importances. So before they hit the market, we must ask whether they should, writes robotics expert Jenny Kleeman

People are blowing a fuse about sexuality robots- or rather,” rape robots “. Journalists from the New Statesman and the New York Times among others have already been reported on the copulation robot Roxxxy TrueCompanion’s contentious” Frigid Farrah” designate: a state in which “shes been” programmed to balk sexual boosts and which will allow men to act out crime fantasies.

Women’s rights activists have lined up to condemn Roxxxy. Everyday Sexism’s Laura Bates describes her as” the sex robot that’s yours to abuse for time $9,995 “. Writing in the Times on Thursday, the barrister Kate Parker called for gender robots like Roxxxy to be criminalised.” The edification of information and communication technologies behind Roxxxy distinguishes a is progress for robotics. For human society, it’s an unquestionable regression ,” she says.

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