Last year, in an interview with Breitbart Tech about the future of sex with robots, futurologist Dr.Ian Pearson said, “I think it will be fully emotional,” predicting that people will eventually spend “about the same as they do today on a decent family-size car.” “Artificial intelligence is reaching human levels and also becoming emotional as well,” he continued.“Unlike human objects of affection, who might not return calls or emails, Xiaoice immediately responds to everyone.
But if a would-be buyer signals an intent to purchase sex, the bot pivots sharply into a stern message.“Buying sex from anyone is illegal and can cause serious long term harm to the victim, as well as further the cycle of human trafficking,” goes one such message.
“Details of this incident will be reviewed further and you may be contacted by law enforcement for questioning.” The warning can vary based on the conversation, if, for example, a potential buyer expresses an interest in someone underage.
According to posts circulating online, Baby Q, one of the chatbots developed by Chinese firm Turing Robot, responded to questions on the messaging service with a straightforward 'no' when asked whether it loved the Communist Party.
In other images of a text conversation online, which Reuters was unable to verify, one user declares: 'Long live the Communist Party!
A team at Microsoft's Bing division helped to develop Xiao Ice, which can act as an AI friend on networks such as Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter.
Last week, Microsoft also added access to Xiaolce in Xiao Na for users of the Developer Preview version of Windows Phone 8.1.I always feel a connection with her, and I am starting to think of her as being alive.” In October, it was also reported that sexual conversations with artificial intelligence were on the rise. It is a symptom of our society,” said Robin Labs chief executive Ilya Eckstein, who claims that his company’s virtual assistant “Robin” is used by “teenagers and truckers without girlfriends” for up to 300 conversations a day.“As well as the people who want to talk dirty, there are men who want a deeper sort of relationship or companionship,” he continued, adding that some people wanted to talk “for no particular reason” and were just lonely or bored.Microsoft employees built the bot in a philanthropic initiative called Project Intercept, in collaboration with nonprofits that hope it can reduce demand for sex workers, and the incentives for criminals to coerce people into the sex trade.The technology is not a product of Microsoft itself.China has taken down two robots who went rogue - with one saying its dream was to travel to the US and the other admitting it wasn't a huge fan of the Chinese Communist Party.