- 1 year ago

In defence of sex machines: why trying to ban sex robots is wrong

Ban sex robots! scream the tech headlines, as if they re heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since autonomous killer robots. The campaign, led by academics Kathleen Richardson and Erik Billing, argues that the development of sex robots should be stopped because it reinforces or reproduces existing inequalities. Yes, society has enough problems with gender stereotypes, entrenched sexism and sexual objectification. But actual opposition to developing sexual robots that aims for an outright ban? That seems shortsighted, even pardon the pun undesirable. Existing research into sex and robots generally centres on a superficial exploration… This story continues at The Next Web
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