These devices will understand and measure your arousal levels, body fluids, your breathing patterns, your body movements.
Nearly 20 percent of young adult smartphone owners in the U. between the ages of 18 and 34 use their smartphones during sex, and nearly 1 in ten U. Theoretically the smartphone use could have been for anything from checking texts, to taking pictures and recording videos, to referencing Kama Sutra guides.
Even more insidiously, these users manipulated Tay to harass their human targets; technologist Randi Harper, for instance, found Tay AI tweeting abusive language at her that was being fed to the chatbot by someone she'd long ago blocked. The treatment of Tay AI and so many other feminine bots and virtual assistants shows us how men would want to behave, to service professionals in general and women in particular, if there were no consequences for their actions. It seems that our culture is unable to grapple with the concept of sapient computers without fear of our own destruction.
The reason, I'd contend, lies in the word itself, the seed of guilt which manifests in all these "robots will kill us all" stories. The i OS "personal assistant" Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon's Alexa, and the voice of your GPS (a subject of so many nagging wife/girlfriend jokes), all seem to follow in a grand tradition of fem-bots; robots with distinctly feminine features who reflect back to us various notions of idealized womanhood, whether in chrome, hard light, or synthetic skin.
While Alexa and Google Home are a bit lacking in the personality department, Gatebox users get to interact with a 3-D anime character called Azumi Hikari.
She’s being pitched as both a handy helper—and a pseudo-girlfriend.