Sex chat with normal people
I-Friends is a range of conversational software companions based on Artificial Intelligence. Levy and Cheok currently are trying to commercialise this chatbot [a program designed to simulate intelligent conversation] by adding significantly to its conversational capabilities.
It will serve as a software core that can be configured for anything the market requires.
Female dolls either have fixed or removable vaginas and cost anything from ,000-,000. “I believe that loving sex robots will be a great boon to society,” he says.
“There are millions of people out there who, for one reason or another, cannot establish good relationships.”And when does he think this might come about?
It is quite extraordinary how much interest there is in that subject.”, is perhaps the fullest exploration of the future of humans and robots, especially their interaction in the bedroom.
It explores the details of internet-linked devices that transmit real physical contact. He is the only person to win the Loebner prize – an annual competition to determine which chat software is the most realistic – in two separate decades, first in 1997 and again in 2009., that he first became interested in the subject.
While most people who frequent online chatrooms are good people, there are some who are there to prey on or bully other people.
The project, named I-Friend, will be based on artificial intelligence software that won Levy and his team the Loebner prize for a second time in 2009.“It could, for example, be an upmarket toy such as a furry animal or a creature from another planet; or a web avatar that repeatedly turns the conversation to discuss a company and its products; or a mobile app such as a virtual girlfriend or boyfriend.”Cheok adds: “In the first instance, it could probably replace all the phone sex for which people for some reason pay very high rates.” Ultimately, however, the aim would be for it to be “used in robots for artificial love and sex chat”.
There is already a market for realistic-looking life-sized dolls made from a durable high elastometer silicone material. In time, Levy predicts, it will be quite normal for people to buy robots as companions and lovers.
He and Cheok’s “I-Friends” will have a sophisticated module which will endow the software with emotions, personality and moods.
They aim to tailor the software to any required persona, for example a girlfriend or boyfriend who will be able to take part in continual and varied sexually-charged conversations.