Having sex with a robot has been a popular sexual fantasy for a long time. We’ve seen many artistic reflections on the matter over the years, such as the movie Her, the TV series Black Mirror, Westworld, etc. With all the continual advancements in technology, modern society’s getting more and more comfortable with the thought of a human having an intimate relationship with an AI.
The idea of programming your own personal companion started to develop quite long ago. One of the first chatbots, or to be precise, a natural language processing program, was called ELIZA. Joseph Weizenbaum, a well-known German American computer scientist, developed ELIZA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory from 1964-1966. The chatbot mimicked the encounter of talking to a therapist by reacting to particular words and expressions and spoken to a significant step forward within the advancement of human-like AI. ELIZA has been the first step for the industry that brought us numerous helpful chatbots that populate the internet today. And now, nearly 55 years after the first chatbot, AI enthusiasts compete for the annual Loebner prize, to test their latest developments and see who’s creation can come closest to passing as a real human companion.
There has been an ongoing debate whether a human can develop real feelings towards an AI entity. To most people developing emotional connections with AI seems inevitable. For example, John Danaher, co-editor of the book Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications, states that humans can undoubtedly form strong emotional attachments with robots that they would, themselves, classify as love. However, there are some skeptics, such as Sherry Turkle, a professor of social studies of science and technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Turkle stated in her 2012 TED talk that she believes that adult chatbots “pretend to understand” and that they are an inappropriate use of technology.
With all the advancements in AI, there has been an on growing demand for AI adult chatbots and virtual relationships. Sextech is a $30 billion industry today, and according to the Research and Marketers report, the industry should grow to $52.7 billion by 2026. The internet offers thousands of adult chatbots; however, there’re not many quality sex chatbots that are good enough to fulfill your dirty fantasies. We still have a long way to go before a virtual girlfriend or virtual boyfriend can replace real human interaction.
So how do sex chatbots work? Adult chatbots usually look like your standard messaging app or website. These programs work by copying human speech patterns and aim to communicate like a normal human being by answering your inquiries and questions. Developers train sex chatbots to respond to basic dirty talk using processes called Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Understanding. These processes allow chatbots to process human conversations.
Where to find sex chatbots? The easiest way to find a sexbot is to google it. Although, reportedly, you can encounter sexbots on such hookup websites as Ashley Madison. There was an allegation that the website employed “more than 70,000 female bots to send male users millions of fake messages, hoping to create the illusion of a vast playland of available women.” Even though the website released a statement denying this allegation,
it’s not the first time we heard about people being duped by hookup bots on dating sites.
However, it’s highly unlikely to find hookup bots on dating apps such as Pure, Tinder, Bumble, etc.
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With the countless amounts of chatbots available online, you might be wondering where you can find a sexbot to safely experiment with. No worries, we got you covered. Here are the top five options for you to try to get intimate with an AI.
Slutbot is a chatbot experience that offers you to practice sexting and dirty talk. San Francisco-based Juicebox created Slutbox, a human-like chatbot that provides people with personalized sex and relationship coaching and a pleasant sexting experience. Your erotic sexting experience will tackle important issues like consent and communicating desires and help you feel more relaxed while having conversations about sex.
Juicebox’s Slutbot is free to use and was created by sex educators and erotic fiction writers for users over the age of 18. The platform works great for all users: single, in a relationship, LGBT, straight, etc. You can customize your identity as well as how you’d like your bot to identify (female, male, non-binary, etc.). Slutbot is designed to match your exact preferences for the sexiest experience possible. The app is available on iOS or Android as an SMS-based chatbot.
This app was originally created to be a part of the Harmony sex doll software. But then it became a separately used sex chatbot app. RealDoll X’s Harmony app lets you form connections with multiple bots that each have their own personality and edit their visual appearance. With the company’s tagline “The perfect companion in the palm of your hands,” the app provides users with a sexy experience and aims to teach ways on how to make real women fall in love with you. Another pleasant bonus is the low price for a yearly subscription – the app will cost you only 30$.
Launched by Russian computer program designer Eugenia Kuyda in 2017, Replika is an AI conversation simulator app known for its customizable avatars and therapeutic chatbots. You can select sex, race, hair, and name for your future companion. Originally this service was created as a virtual companion for lonely people, but as the experiments show, the bots can be quite flirty. The app recognizes key expressions from the client and chooses fitting reactions from its database, and is open to romantic and even sexual texts.
Here is an example of enesm messing around with the app:
Sext Adventure is a message-based game that offers you a fun dirty talk adventure with a robot. The game starts with simple questions to get you in the mood. The website is quite glitchy, so you’ll most probably get a few weird narratives from the robot. However, the sexbot will most likely send you some dirty texts like, “You’re such a dirty slut. How much do you want my cock inside you right now?”.
Kuki or Mistuku is an award-winning sex/campanion chatbot built by Steve Worswick for online gaming site Mousebreaker. By 2021 Worswick had been awarded with the Loebner prize more than any other entrant for his work on Mitsuku (the project he developed for the past 10 years). Mitsuku was created to be a companion, but most visitors use the website to play out their romantic and sexual fantasies. The website says: “You need never feel lonely again! Mitsuku is your new virtual friend and is here 24 hours a day just to talk to you.” Kuki is not up for a full on sexting, but they are more than happy to give you a massage or be a part of some weird kinks.
A year has passed since COVID entered our lives, and sadly many people still have a lockdown in their countries which makes them feel detached and lonely. Chatbots can fulfill some of the most basic romantic needs, so more and more people tend to find a comforting companionship in AI sex and relationships chatbots.
So the next extensive discussion that’s being raised within the SexTech industry is – what constitutes abuse in an AI relationship. How does AI abuse affect human relationships? What does it mean to rape a robot?
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