Should ‘sex robots’ be banned?

VideoImageRoxxxy, a prototype of what Hines said is the world’s first female sex robot complete with artificial intelligence and equipped to carry a conversation. Picture: Ethan Miller / Getty Images / AFPIan HorswillNews Corp Australia NetworkShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail a friendROBOTS featuring artificial intelligence are being developed for sex with humans.Sex dolls already on the market have become more sophisticated and some are now striving to build artificial intelligence into their products.However, Dr Kathleen Richardson, a senior research fellow in the Ethics of Robotics, at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, wants to ban the development of sex robots, stating it is unnecessary and undesirable.“When I first started looking into the subject I thought, ‘oh sex robots, that’s harmless and perhaps these robots would reduce…


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