Sex robots should be banned, say campaigners, as engineers look to add AI to sex toys

Companies should be stopped from developing sex robots with artificial intelligence for fear of harming humanity, according to campaigners. Many engineers are looking to add artificial intelligence to sex toys and dolls in an attempt to make them more like humans, and therefore more attractive to customers. But such moves are unethical and will harm humanity, according to a new campaign.The Campaign Against Sex Robots, launched this week, says that the “increasing effort” that has gone into producing sex robots — “machines in the form of women or children for use as sex objects, substitutes for human partners or prostitutes” — is harmful and makes society more unequal.The researchers say that such robots contribute towards the objectification of women and children and enforce stereotypical ideas of them. The robots reduce…


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